Earlier this year, the Department of Employee Trust Funds was awarded a technical assistance grant from the National Governors Association to continue the work ETF has been doing with the Wisconsin Pharmacy Cost Committee.

 The WPCSC includes representatives from other state agencies that purchase prescription drugs for different populations, including Medicaid, the Department of Corrections, and secure mental health treatment facilities. ETF has convened this group to discuss ways that agencies could collaborate to get better prices on drugs for the populations we serve. The WPCSC began in 2017, and assistance from the NGA will help bring experts to assist the committee in developing a plan to combat high drug prices.

 WPCSC meetings are conducted at the Hill Farms State Office Building and are open to the public. The next meeting is set for November 21, 2019. Agendas will be posted on our website, under Department News.

 Here is the October 31, 2019 meeting agenda.