Commissioner Veronica Klinefelt Vows to Take On Big Pharma, Lower Prescription Drug Costs

“Prescription medication costs are out of control,” Macomb County Commissioner Veronica Klinefelt tweeted, “& Big Pharma is taking advantage of our most vulnerable.”

Commissioner Veronica Klinefelt Vows to Take On Big Pharma, Lower Prescription Drug Costs

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed legislation designed to lower the costs of prescription drugs for Michiganders – but some elected officials are urging legislators to do more. Macomb County Commissioner Veronica Klinefelt took to Twitter to voice her pledge to take on pharmaceutical companies and lower prescription drug prices even further.

“Prescription medication costs are out of control,” she wrote, “& Big Pharma is taking advantage of our most vulnerable.”

Klinefelt is currently serving her second term on the Macomb County Board of Commissioners, where she represents residents of Eastpointe, Grosse Pointe Shores, St. Clair Shores and Warren.

A resident of Macomb County for three decades, Klinefelt first entered public service while her children were attending Eastpointe public schools. Concerned with the quality of their education, she says she felt compelled to run for a seat on the East Detroit school board. Klinefelt ultimately served there for six years, where she points to her work uncovering $3 million in fraud. Later, as part of Eastpoint City Council, she pushed to update and improve infrastructure, improving local roads and replacing crumbling pipes.