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 of control, the impact on patients, and what we can do about it. WHEN: Wednesday, August 12 at 12:00 p.m. WHERE: iTunes and TakeAction’s website
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 edition of the Minnesota Values Project, a governing initiative that centers the values of Minnesotans across the state. The Minnesota Values Project started through listening
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.
No matter we live, what we look like, or how much money we have in our pockets, everyone gets sick. Illness reminds us that at our core, we’re all human. Life and health should not be for sale. Everybody deserves the best possible chance to live a healthy life, no exception. Join us this Tuesday,
I’m thrilled to share that the first committee hearing for the Prescription Drug Price Affordability Commission bill is tomorrow.