DFL Lawmakers Introduce Drug Price Regulation BoardMinnesota Democratic lawmakers want to create an independent board to regulate excessive prescription drug prices following a bipartisan effort last year to make insulin more affordable.
Pharmaceutical Industry Suing To Overturn Minnesota's Insulin Affordability ActThe drug industry is suing to overturn a Minnesota law that took effect Wednesday that requires them to provide emergency and longer-term insulin supplies to diabetics who can't afford them.
Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act Goes Into Effect This WeekMinnesota diabetics who need emergency insulin supplies but can't afford them will be able to get the drug starting Wednesday under a new state law.
'Much Was Accomplished': Session 2020 Ends Sans Bonding Bill, But Its Productivity Can't Be DeniedThe Minnesota's 2020 Legislative Session went out with a whimper late Sunday night.
2020 Minnesota Legislative Session Will Go Down As One Of The Oddest In State HistoryHere's a look at what the Legislature has and hasn't accomplished going into the final weekend of the regular session.
Gov. Walz Signs Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act VirtuallyGov. Tim Walz was joined virtually by advocates for affordable insulin and legislators as he signed the long-awaited Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act Wednesday morning.
Minnesota Lawmakers Reach Deal On Insulin Affordability WednesdayThe deal follows months of public and private talks between Democratic and Republican legislators in the two chambers.
DFL Rep. Winkler Apologizes For Giving Finger To GOP Sen. Jensen Over Insulin DealA Minnesota House Democratic leader apologized Tuesday after a video showed him making an obscene gesture at a Republican lawmaker who was announcing a tentative deal on affordable insulin at the state Capitol.
MN Senate Passes Insulin Affordability BillThe Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Affordability Act - which provides 30 days of emergency insulin to any Minnesota resident - passed unanimously.
Medtronic Recalls 300K Insulin Pumps After Death, 2K InjuriesMinnesota-based Medtronic is recalling more than 300,000 insulin pumps due to a missing or broken component.
Minnesota Senate Panel Passes GOP Insulin Affordability BillThe long-running debate at the state Capitol over insulin affordability shifted Thursday to the Minnesota Senate, where patients and par
Insulin Price Hearing Kicks Off Minnesota Legislative SessionTwo hearings in the Minnesota House Tuesday talked about creating an emergency program to help anyone struggling to pay for their life saving medication.
Gov. Walz Introduces Compromise Bill To Improve Affordable Insulin AccessGov. Tim Walz and other DFL leaders on Thursday introduced a compromise bill aimed at improving access to affordable insulin.
Gov. Walz Seeks Public Hearings Over Emergency Insulin ImpasseMinnesota lawmakers are expected to give an update on attempts to solve the problem of high-priced insulin.
Progress Made Towards Emergency Insulin LegislationFinger-pointing from both sides over a stalled emergency insulin bill produced a minor breakthrough Friday at the state capitol.