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Klobuchar’s staff to hold discussion on prescription drug prices in Winona, other Minnesota cities

February 3, 2019

The morning after their boss attends the State of the Union with the mother of a Minnesota man who died after he couldn’t afford his insulin prescription, the staff of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar will embark on a swing of southern Minnesota cities to hold public roundtable discussions to discuss the growing economic and social costs of rising prescription drug prices.

Included is a a stop in Winona. Klobuchar’s staff will hold a discussion from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Council Chambers at Winona City Hall. Other cities include Red Wing, Rochester, Austin, Owatonna and Northfield.

The public is invited to attend the free discussion. Klobuchar is not scheduled to attend.

Last week, Klobuchar, who is considering a run for president, announced that she will be joined at the State of the Union by Nicole Smith-Holt, a Minnesota woman whose son died from diabetic ketoacidosis because he struggled to afford his insulin prescription after he was kicked off his mom’s insurance plan when he turned 26 years old.

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