SAINT PAUL, M.N. – In response to the news that Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed into law a bipartisan bill that requires drug companies to justify price hikes, Ben Wakana, the executive director of Patients For Affordable Drugs Now, issued the following statement:

“Drug corporations have been raising prices with no reason for years now, and their price gouging must stop. As the country grapples with COVID-19 and its worsening economic repercussions, it is imperative that policymakers and hardworking Minnesotans have a window into the pharmaceutical industry’s drug pricing decisions. We applaud Minnesota lawmakers and Governor Walz for passing legislation that will hold Big Pharma accountable for setting high prices.”