Letter: So-called free market for medications makes them harder to get

January 20, 2020, SW News Media --  In the Dec. 19 Prior Lake American, State Rep. Tony Albright was quoted as saying that government price controls on pharmaceutical drugs could lead to controlling doctors’ fees by a “bureaucratic force.” He suggests that innovation and market forces are the better way [...]

Local legislators zero in on prescription drug costs, related issues.

December 19, 2019, SW News Media --  Lowering the cost of insulin and other prescription medications has become a shared goal for Democrat and Republican elected officials, whether they're southwest metro legislators and candidates or President Donald Trump. Several local and federal proposals, including caps on prices or copays and [...]

District 55B candidate to host meet and greet Aug. 22 (2019) in Jordan.

August 12, 2019, SW News Media --  The Friends of Andrea Nelsen for Minnesota State Legislature will hold a meet and greet for candidate at Jordan’s Lagoon Park Gazebo this week. From 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, locals can discuss issues like affordable and accessible health care, education, the environment, [...]

Prior Lake’s Nelsen announces run against Albright for House.

July 11, 2019, SW News Media --  The race to represent Prior Lake and southern Scott County in the Minnesota House has begun more than a year before the November 2020 election. Dr. Andrea Nelsen, a Prior Lake psychiatrist, Democrat and political newcomer, is running for District 55B with a [...]

Andrea Nelsen: Where is Minnesota’s Medical Reserve Corps?

April 8, 2020 - Twin Cities Pioneer Press -- As Minnesota hospitals prepare for a surge in coronavirus patients, it is almost certain that they will need more doctors and nurses. In addition to seeing higher numbers of patients, many front-line health-care workers will likely become sick and require replacements. [...]

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