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The state budget office says its required analysis of Issue 2 shows Ohio could save money if voters approve the drug price initiative next month. But the report says there are many variables that make it impossible to predict how much the state would save.

Former U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich hits the campaign trail to support drug price ballot Issue 2.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich will be starring in ads and on the campaign trail in support of the drug-price ballot question known as Issue 2. But his presence isn’t the only new element to the campaign.

Rory Rennick performs street magic in downtown Columbus. He said  he is using the tricks to show the tactics of Issue 2 Opponents.
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Two sides are battling over an issue on this fall’s ballot that attempts to lower the costs of prescription drugs. As expected big drug companies have landed right in the middle of the fight. But exactly who is funding that side remains a big question mark.

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Aug 2, 2017
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The price of prescription drugs increased over 10 percent last year and the previous two years also saw a double-digit rise in the cost of pharmaceutical drugs. Sen. Bernie Sanders from Vermont plans to propose a new rule requiring pharmaceutical companies to sell their products at a fair price determined by taxpayer research. 

Coming up, we're talking about the larger issues of pharmaceutical drug prices in healthcare. 

Voters cast ballots at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus on the first weekend of in-person early voting.
Karen Kasler

In this fall's special election, prescription drug prices and the rights afforded to the victim of a crime are the subjects of two statewide ballot issues that will likely reach Ohio voters.