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Supporters of the November ballot issue expected to be the most expensive in Ohio history are trying to get opponents of the measure to release details on their finances.

Pharmaceutical Drug Prices

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.
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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. 

Trump, Democrats Look For Common Ground On Drug Prices

Mar 8, 2017

For years, congressional Democrats have tried to pass legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices for millions of beneficiaries.

Now, they believe they have a not-so-secret weapon: President Donald J. Trump.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a proposal aimed at controlling prescription drug prices lacks enough valid signatures to meet the state's requirements, and backers must collect more for it to move ahead.


Supporters of an effort aimed at controlling the price Ohio pays for prescription drugs are collecting more signatures to try to get the idea before voters.