Ohio Drug Price Relief Act
The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act was a ballot initiative in Ohio that would have made the state pay no higher of a price for prescription drugs than the lowest price that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs pays for them. It was voted on November 7, 2017 as Issue 2 on the ballot. The act was originally going to be voted on in November 2016, but the measure did not receive enough signatures. It was mostly funded by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the same organization that backed California Proposition 61. Supporters of the act said that it would lower drug prices and help save the state money, while opposers said that it is unworkable.
The initiative did not pass, failing by a 4 to 1 margin.
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