States Put High Drug Prices On Agenda For 2016
While lawmakers take action in California, pharmaceutical companies in Ohio find problems with a ballot issue aiming to keep prescription drug prices down.
Expensive Drugs In 2016 Crosshairs
Costly drugs are on all kinds of agendas in 2016. For several years, national and state legislators, insurers, insurance purchasers and consumer advocates have been noting and worrying about rising prices for prescription drugs. All that attention may turn into action this year. (Lauer, 1/4)
The Columbus Dispatch:
Drug-Price Ballot Issue Faces More Scrutiny
The fight over a potential statewide ballot issue to keep down prescription drug prices has begun with major pharmaceutical companies firing the first salvo. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted on Monday ordered county boards of election to take a second look at the Drug Price Relief Act because of potential problems, including thousands of crossed-out signatures. (Johnson, 1/4)