Advisory Task Force on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drug Prices
“As the People’s Lawyer, I’ve heard from people in every corner of Minnesota that they’re having trouble affording their lives — and the cost of prescription drugs is a major factor in that. They’re all united in one simple idea; they’re entitled to afford their lives — and drug prices are too high.” - Keith Ellison
To address this problem, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced that his office is forming a task force for lowering the cost of pharmaceutical drugs.
The Advisory Task Force on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drug Prices will “gather in the best thinking” in order to come up with “multi-pronged strategies” to lower prices. These will include legislation and litigation, but will not be limited to them.
People can apply to serve on the 15-member Advisory Task Force on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drug Prices through March 17 via the Open Appointments process on the Secretary of State’s website.
The Advisory Task Force on Lowering Pharmaceutical Drug Prices will begin meeting in April. Its first order of business will be to set timelines and topics of reports back to the Attorney General and the people of Minnesota, and to set up locations and times to hear the stories and testimony of Minnesotans from all walks of life about the high prices of prescription drugs and what can be done to bring them down.