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Statement from Majority Leader Ryan Winkler on Opioid Bill Taking Effect

Monday, July 01, 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota – A new law to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable and create a comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic takes effect today. House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler released the following statement:


“Thanks to the bravery of families impacted by the opioid crisis who spoke up and demanded a solution, today we’re holding big pharma accountable for the epidemic they created and profit from. This is a strong law that will protect Minnesotans, save lives, and tackle this crisis. Our next fight is on insulin. We need the same approach: forcing pharmaceutical companies to pay for the harm they are causing. Affordable prescription drugs will not come without a fight.”