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 •  September 20, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Pharmaceutical pricing is an incredibly complex issue. One that Ohio voters will decide on the November ballot. Issue 2 is a proposed law that would require the state of Ohio to pay no more than the Department of Veterans Administration for pharmaceuticals. That seems simple, but the arguments on both sides have muddied the issue...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

 •  August 24, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- There's a war in Ohio over drug prices. Supporters and opponents of the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act - a ballot issue Ohioans will decide this November -- have waged an aggressive, multimillion-dollar offensive against one another. Both sides are carpetbombing the airwaves with television and digital advertising trying to bring...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

 •  July 31, 2017

The Drug Price Relief Act is another example of special interests using voter initiatives to put self-serving legislation to a popular vote in Ohio. Let me suggest that the text of the Act is very brief and is worth the minute to look up online. The Act purports to compel drug companies to sell drugs to Ohio state agencies at discounted prices, but...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

 •  July 18, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act measure on November's ballot say it could usher in more transparency about the sky-high prices pharmaceutical companies charge for medicine, proponents said Tuesday. Then opponents released an analysis questioning the $400 million the proponents claim the state will save. Under the initiative, the...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

 •  June 27, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio could save $400 million a year if voters pass a ballot measure aimed at lowering drug prices, three local government officials said a statehouse press conference Tuesday. The Ohio Taxpayers for Lower Drug Prices campaign said the $400 million figure is a conservative estimate based on spending, including state expenditures...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

 •  June 3, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Debate is heating up over an initiative headed to Ohio's fall ballot that backers say is aimed at controlling drug prices. The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act is a citizen-initiated statute supported by the California-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation. It seeks to bar state agencies from buying drugs at prices higher than those...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

 •  May 23, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Three former Ohio Medicaid directors say a November ballot measure intended to lower prescription drug prices would have the opposite effect for most Ohioans. "The money's going to come from some place and this is not the way to do it," John McCarthy, former Medicaid director under Gov. John Kasich, said in a Tuesday phone call...

Cleveland Plain Dealer

 •  May 3, 2017

(Associated Press file) COLUMBUS, Ohio--A so far little-noticed statewide initiative that would require Ohio to pay less for prescription drugs could end up being the state's most expensive ballot-issue campaign ever, according to political analysts and observers. The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, a citizen-initiated statute slated for the November...