Pharmaceutical Price Controls Going to the Ballot?


A national foundation is advocating for state government control over the price of drugs.  The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has filed paperwork with the Ohio Secretary of State to place an initiated statute on the November general election ballot. Dubbed the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, it attempts to require the state to pay no more for prescription drugs than is paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  The Ohio proposal is similar to a California proposal. The Columbus Dispatch reports on litigation surrounding the ballot proposal. “The OMA takes a strong interest in any proposal by government to limit prices on manufactured goods,” said OMA’s Ryan Augsburger.