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Patients, Minnesota legislators push for lower drug prices, more transparency


March 27, 2019

Claire Henn went without rheumatoid arthritis medication for three years after the price spiked, making it hard for her to even open a door. Dawn Burnfin’s 20-year-old daughter accumulated thousands of dollars in debt after relying on emergency room visits because she couldn’t afford an antibiotic. James Holt Jr. and Nicole Smith-Holt lost their son because he rationed his insulin.

They were among the Minnesotans who showed up at the State Capitol on Tuesday to back drug price control measures in the House that Democrats say would lower costs and increase transparency in the pharmaceutical industry.


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