I would like to data scrape a reliable source where I can get real time data about insulin prices. I am using Python's BeautifulSoup and shoving the results into a SQL database that has the columns of Date, Vendor, and Retail Price. Or are there already reliable open data sources about this topic? I was currently reading reports about insulin trends and the people have these graphs; however, I often question where did they get their data.
Check these out, not real time, one updated monthly and the other yearly:
NADAC gives you the wholesale prices I think. MEPS is a great source but requires a lot of digging and cross referencing different parts of the survey on a common key. As far as open data those are the best I have found for expense estimating. Also check out open FDA.