OMA Files Brief on Prescription Drug Ballot Issue


This week, the OMA filed a brief in the ongoing Ohio Supreme Court litigation challenging the unlawful and potentially fraudulent signature collection and petition circulation efforts of an initiated statute purportedly filed to lower the price of prescription drugs. For years, the OMA has fought these sorts of special interest groups and their mostly out of state signature collection companies who routinely violate Ohio law during the process of collecting signatures to put something on an election ballot.  The current legal action, filed along with the Ohio Chamber and the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), challenges the egregious signature collection methods on the current initiated statute and hopefully clarifies Ohio law for future ballot drives – if you want to try to change the Ohio Constitution or our laws, you have to follow the law and play by the rules. The Ohio Supreme Court is expected to reach a decision in the case sometime this summer.