U.S. To Set Up Plan Allowing Prescription Meds From CanadaLong-available drugs like insulin have seen price serial increases that forced some people with diabetes to ration their own doses.
'This Is A Crisis': Lawmakers Agree On Emergency Insulin, Funding Still Under DisputeA committee of bipartisan legislators agreed Monday to supply emergency insulin to people with diabetes, but the source of funding for the bill is still undecided.
Group Voices Support For Park Nicollet Clinic Security Officer Accused Of Stealing Insulin"Yet again, we have another example of people going to extreme and drastic measures to simply try and keep themselves alive."
Park Nicollet Clinic Security Officer Bradley Stockert Accused Of Stealing InsulinA security guard is accused of stealing insulin from a St. Louis Park clinic.
Medtronic Recalls Insulin Pumps Over Concerns For Hacking RiskIn its warning, the FDA noted that these devices pose the risk of someone nearby connecting wirelessly and then potentially hacking into the devices.
'Like The Air We Breathe': Sen. Tina Smith, Insulin Advocates Look For Permanent Fix To Insulin IssueThrough federal grants, the Emergency Access to Insulin Act would allow states to set up emergency insulin assistance programs.
Tina Smith Announces Emergency Insulin BillSen. Tina Smith announced plans Friday to introduce legislation to hold insulin manufacturers accountable for the drug's price increase. The Minnesota Democrat said she will introduce the Emergency Access to Insulin Act next week, two years after 26-year-old Minnesotan Alec Smith died from rationing insulin.
Insulin Nasal Spray Trial Improves Alzheimer's SymptomsDoctors at Health Partners in the Twin Cities are growing increasingly optimistic about a new Alzheimer's treatment. It's a nasal spray they say is greatly helping with memory loss in patients taking part in a clinical trial.
Gov. Walz Open To Special Session To Address Insulin CostsGov. Tim Walz says he's open to calling a special session to help diabetics who can't afford the cost of insulin, but lawmakers must first work out a deal.
'It's Not An Optional Medication': Advocates, Gov. Tim Walz Discuss High Price Of InsulinThe 2019 legislative session ended without lawmakers taking action on the high price of insulin.
The Bills Left Behind By The 2019 Legislative SessionFrom January to May, state lawmakers introduced nearly 6,000 bills -- the most in state history. Only 65 of them actually passed in the regular session.