The bills for pills can get very high, as prescription drug costs have risen over the years. One La Crosse area lawmaker is trying to rein in prices for prescription medicine.
Wisconsin state Sen. Brad Pfaff (D-Onalaska) wants to establish a review board to monitor drug prices in Wisconsin and an Office of Prescription Drug Affordability.
The bill would limit the size of payments for prescription medicine, helping families avoid large bills for medication, according to news release from Pfaff.
He says no one should have to skip taking medicine or cut back on how much they take because of a high price tag for drugs. Pfaff added that it is a difficult decision faced by many families on limited budgets.