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Community Conversations on Rx Drugs


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The U.S. Health care system spends well over $300 billion a year on prescription drugs, and almost three-fourths of that goes to brand name drugs, even though they make up less than one in eight prescriptions. The escalating costs of pharmaceuticals are driving up health care costs and premiums in both the employer and individual market.

While several proposals exist at the federal level to address this problem, little – if any – action has occurred.  This has led several states to step forward and pursue their own state solutions to help lower prices.

AARP Minnesota is holding a series of community conversations across the state to gather feedback about whether or not Minnesota should pursue own our state specific solutions to skyrocketing prescription drug prices.


Duluth Community Conversation

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Inn on Lake Superior

350 Canal Park Drive, Duluth

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Rochester Community Conversation

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

125 Live

125 Elton Hills Drive NW, Rochester

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Fergus Fall Community Conversation

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Bigwood Event Center

925 Western Avenue, Fergus Falls

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Each session will explore how the high cost of drugs are impacting Minnesotans, what policy changes are being explored at the federal level, and state based proposals to help consumers.

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