Far too many Minnesotans are forced to choose between prescription drugs and other necessities, like rent and groceries. Many are even forced to go without their medications. It’s time to change the rules and create an official body that asks why prescription drugs are priced so high and starts getting these costs under control. We need to tell legislators to pick a side: Minnesota’s families or Big Pharma’s profits.
MEDIA BACKGROUND: U.S. House Set to Pass Historic Prescription Drug Reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act. What does this mean for Minnesota?
August 10, 2022 MEDIA BACKGROUND U.S. House Set to Pass Historic Prescription Drug Reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act. What does this mean for Minnesota? ST. PAUL, MN—On Friday, August
Senator Smith Introduces Make Medications Affordable by Preventing Pandemic Price-gouging Act in the Senate
No matter our age, race, or zip code, everyone deserves access to affordable medicine. Life and health should not be for sale.
As the entire world waits for an effective COVID-19 vaccine, we recognize that access and distribution of the medicine will be one of the country’s biggest ethical challenges. Pharmaceutical corporations, as we know, have no issue price-gouging life saving medicine developed with public funding.
Life and health should not be for sale
While I was out, the news broke that Big Pharma is suing to block the Alec Smith Emergency Bill which took effect in Minnesota on July 1. For so many people fighting every day to afford their life saving medication, there is no such things as a break. No matter what, we will not back down.
“The Best Lobbyists Money Can Buy:” Insulin, prescription drug prices, and democracy
No matter who we are, what we look like, or how much money we have, every person deserves access to affordable medicine. Whether it’s a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19, insulin, or chemotherapy, we’re all at risk when we can’t get the medicine we need.
Health, Medicine, and the Public Good
I’m thrilled to share that the first committee hearing for the Prescription Drug Price Affordability Commission bill is tomorrow.