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 •  December 15, 2017

COLUMBUS — The fight over drug pricing on November’s ballot cost a record-breaking $74 million as the drug industry-backed opposition swamped the issue’s backers nearly 4 to 1. Voters soundly rejected the proposed law that would have prohibited the state of Ohio and any of its health-care programs from paying more for prescription drugs than what...

Toledo Blade

 •  September 29, 2017

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks finished slightly higher Thursday, led by technology companies and drugmakers. After a big move the day before, that was enough to take stocks back to record highs. After a slow start, stocks gradually moved upward in afternoon trading as companies in technology, basic materials, real estate and finance contributed modest...

Toledo Blade

 •  August 28, 2017

COLUMBUS — Taxpayer-funded health-care programs in Ohio could save as much as $536 million annually if voters approve a proposed prescription drug pricing measure, an analysis of the Nov. 7 ballot issue suggests. Patrick Murray, senior scholar at MetroHealth Medical Center’s Center for Health Research and Policy in Cleveland, attached the dollar...

Toledo Blade

 •  August 20, 2017

COLUMBUS — Even as California voters last fall were rejecting a proposed law to limit what taxpayers pay for prescription drugs, the measure’s backers already had secured their second bite at the apple — in Ohio. “In California, you can’t assume a liberal measure is always going to pass,” said Jack Pitney, professor of government at Claremont...

Toledo Blade

 •  July 24, 2017

The conflicting claims in the prescription drug issue that will be on the Ohio ballot in November are enough to cause a headache. Or even something requiring a prescription. The most recent flurry of ads last week on broadcast television attacked the previous flurry of TV ads, each accusing the other of deceptive tactics to manipulate Ohio...

Toledo Blade

 •  May 24, 2017

Opponents of a prescription drug question on the Nov. 7 Ohio ballot launched their TV media attack Tuesday with the first of what will likely be many ads, this one saying the drug ballot is “too good to be true.” The ballot issue, Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, would establish a new state law requiring the state and its programs to pay no more for...