A lawsuit filed against Minnesota’s affordable insulin legislation has been thrown out. A U.S. District Court judge on Monday dismissed the case brought by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America to overturn the Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act. They claimed the act was unconstitutional. The act, which has helped 465 residents so far, allows individuals to receive an emergency supply of insulin at a lower copay cost. Minnesota AG Keith Ellison said the decision was welcome, as “no one should have to choose between affording their lives and affording to live.”
Big Pharma Challenge To Affordable Insulin Act Dismissed
By Ashley Hanley|2021-03-17T06:28:44-05:00March 17th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!