Reducing Prescription Drug Prices

​​​​In August of 2019, Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #39 establishing a task force on reducing prescription drug prices. Throughout 2020 this group will analyze information relating to the development, pricing, distribution, and purchasing of prescription drugs; review actions already taken by Wisconsin and other states to reduce prescription drug prices; and identify opportunities to coordinate with other states and the federal government. Ultimately, the group will recommend potential actions that can be taken to reduce prescription drug prices in Wisconsin.
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Upcoming Meetings

The task force will hold public meetings at various locations across the state throughout 2020.

Task Force Members

Gov. Evers assembled a diverse group of stakeholders, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, health care providers, and retailers.

News

Stay up to date on the latest news coming from the task force.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs


Prescription drugs are a vital component to the health and wellbeing of Wisconsin residents. In 2019, Wisconsin residents spent an estimated $1.3 billion on prescription drugs. The rising costs of prescription drugs create an untenable situation forcing residents to choose between paying for needed medication or paying for food, rent, and heat. This task force is working with multiple stakeholders to find solutions to skyrocketing prices to ensure that Wisconsinites have access to affordable life-saving pharmaceuticals.