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Wisconsin Sen. Pfaff wants to put a lid on prescription drug costs with statewide remedies



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.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. walden

    November 1, 2023 at 12:51 am

    Sounds too good to be true.


  2. cindy Melk

    November 5, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    I hope this is possible. Closing the donut hole would help a lot for those on SS. Including medication costs in maximum out of pocket cost would also help drastically.

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