Category: Prescription Drugs

Budget committee amends budget to add staff for Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The Joint Finance Committee approved hiring more staff to support the operations of the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Thursday and also added an amendment to the budget clarifying a mandate requiring prescribers to update the program.
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Costs of widely prescribed drugs jumped up to 5,241 percent in recent years, joint investigation shows

The costs of seven widely prescribed antibiotics, cancer drugs, arthritis medications and other prescriptions have escalated between 29 percent and 5,241 percent in recent years, according to a joint investigation by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Wisconsin Health News and Wisconsin Public Radio.

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