Eli Lilly was the last U.S. manufacturer of animal insulin, which is extracted from the pancreatic tissue of cows and pigs and has been used by diabetics for more than a half-century. Lilly stopped selling the drug in March, and its last batch expired April 1. From now on, it will sell only synthetic human insulin produced by recombinant-DNA technology.
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