Letter: So-called free market for medications makes them harder to get

In the Dec. 19 Prior Lake American, State Rep. Tony Albright was quoted as saying that government price controls on pharmaceutical drugs could lead to controlling doctors’ fees by a “bureaucratic force.” He suggests that innovation and market forces are the better way to let drug prices be determined. As [...]

Local legislators zero in on prescription drug costs, related issues.

Lowering the cost of insulin and other prescription medications has become a shared goal for Democrat and Republican elected officials, whether they're southwest metro legislators and candidates or President Donald Trump. Several local and federal proposals, including caps on prices or copays and a state emergency insulin supply program, have [...]

District 55B candidate to host meet and greet Aug. 22 2019 in Jordan.

The Friends of Andrea Nelsen for Minnesota State Legislature will hold a meet and greet for candidate at Jordan’s Lagoon Park Gazebo this week. From 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, locals can discuss issues like affordable and accessible health care, education, the environment, taxes, infrastructure, small businesses and jobs with [...]

Prior Lake’s Nelsen announces run against Albright for House.

The race to represent Prior Lake and southern Scott County in the Minnesota House has begun more than a year before the November 2020 election. Dr. Andrea Nelsen, a Prior Lake psychiatrist, Democrat and political newcomer, is running for District 55B with a focus on making it easier for Minnesotans [...]