New Resource for Saving on Prescription Drugs
In 2019, the Minnesota Legislature enacted legislation directing the Board of Pharmacy (board) to provide information useful to individuals who are attempting to purchase prescription drugs at lower costs. Governor Tim Walz signed the legislation into law.
In response, the board has created a web page of resources to help residents purchase prescription drugs at a lower cost. This is the first step the board is taking to provide helpful information to pharmacists, prescribers, and the public.
The new law also states that, “the board shall require pharmacists and pharmacies to make available to patients’ information on sources of lower cost prescription drugs, including information on the availability of the website.” It further requires boards that license prescribers to require them to also provide such information to patients. To help pharmacists and prescribers meet this new obligation, the board will publish documents on its website that can be downloaded, printed, and provided to patients. Those documents should be available by mid-December.
To view the Board’s new Prescription Savings webpage, click the button below.
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