The owner of Bay Hometown Pharmacy in Sturgeon Bay is behind Governor Tony Ever’s executive order addressing the high cost of prescription drugs. Gov. Evers signed an executive order this past Tuesday that will create a task force to reduce prescription drug prices in the state. Pharmacist Jake Blazkovec says the idea is good but he is not overly optimistic that the resources spent on it will make a big difference at this time. He says right now the insurance companies are dictating to pharmacies and physicians what they can and cannot prescribe.
Blazkovec says drug companies are looking to recoup their research and development and patent costs while insurance companies are not assuming as much risk as manufacturers and pharmacies. He adds that the task force formed by Gov. Evers will at least shed more light on the problem of high prescription drugs.