Travis Paulson, a lifelong Type 1 diabetic, said he found himself rationing insulin and other medications after losing his job and home during the 2008 financial crisis. Paulson, an advocate
This week is our Rx week of action. Most prescription drugs are developed with our public tax dollars. We can’t let Big Pharm extract huge profits from us by pricing drugs out of reach and claiming those prices are necessary for innovation and better medicine. The truth is, we’ve already paid for them. Medicine is a public good.
(St. Paul, MN) – A new survey released by Altarum Health Care Value Hub reveals that nearly half of Minnesotans are worried about affording high prescription drug costs, and residents overwhelmingly support government solutions.
No matter what we look like, or where we come from, we all get sick – and we all deserve access to the medicines we need without sacrificing on groceries or struggling to pay
Contact: Kenza Hadj-Moussa, 612-386-9556 NEWS RELEASE TakeAction Minnesota releases new podcast on prescription drug prices (St. Paul, MN)—At some point, nearly all of us will need a prescription drug to
CONTACT: Kenza Hadj-Moussa, 612-386-9556 MEDIA ADVISORY TakeAction Minnesota to release new podcast on prescription drug prices WHAT: Three part podcast series Action Prescribed exploring why prescription drug prices are out
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.
Contact: Kenza Hadj-Moussa, 612-386-9556 NEWS STATEMENT TakeAction Minnesota Statement on Senate and House DFL Unveiling of Minnesota Values Project (St. Paul, MN)–Yesterday, the Senate and House DFL unveiled the 2020
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.
ST. PAUL, MN—Today, the Minnesota House advanced a bipartisan solution to address out of control prescription drug prices. The bill would establish a Prescription Drug Affordability Commission to evaluate drug prices and protect Minnesotans from out of control drug costs.
Travis Paulson, a type 1 diabetic from Eveleth who runs a patient advocacy organization and organizes caravans to pharmacies in Canada testified in support of the bill. Paulson is facing long-term health complications from rationing insulin, which at times cost him $1,500 per month.