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  • Where do state lawmakers and the governor stand on Issue 2?

    Where do state lawmakers and the governor stand on Issue 2?

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 6:18 AM EDT2017-08-09 10:18:40 GMT
    The ballot initiative is intended to only allow the state to buy prescription drugs at the lowest price that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays for those drugs. (Source: CBS News)The ballot initiative is intended to only allow the state to buy prescription drugs at the lowest price that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays for those drugs. (Source: CBS News)

    Despite millions of dollars in advertising from both sides, most Ohioans still have no idea what Issue 2 is all about. The measure would mandate that Ohio pay no more for prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which pays a substantially cheaper rate in most cases.

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    Despite millions of dollars in advertising from both sides, most Ohioans still have no idea what Issue 2 is all about. The measure would mandate that Ohio pay no more for prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which pays a substantially cheaper rate in most cases.

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  • Issue 2: Cleveland 19 poll suggests voters undecided on something they know little about

    Issue 2: Cleveland 19 poll suggests voters undecided on something they know little about

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-08-09 00:43:26 GMT
    The ballot initiative is intended to only allow the state to buy prescription drugs at the lowest price that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays for those drugs. (Source: CBS News)The ballot initiative is intended to only allow the state to buy prescription drugs at the lowest price that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays for those drugs. (Source: CBS News)

    According to Cleveland 19’s poll, 30 percent of Ohioans surveyed are certain to vote in favor of the Issue 2 ballot measure and 15 percent are certain to vote against. But the largest number of people, 54 percent of voters, are not yet certain how they will vote.

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    According to Cleveland 19’s poll, 30 percent of Ohioans surveyed are certain to vote in favor of the Issue 2 ballot measure and 15 percent are certain to vote against. But the largest number of people, 54 percent of voters, are not yet certain how they will vote.

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  • Who is paying for Issue 2? Millions raised for and against Ohio Drug Price Relief Act

    Who is paying for Issue 2? Millions raised for and against Ohio Drug Price Relief Act

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-08-08 15:29:44 GMT

    Those who are against the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act so far have raised about $10 million more than one foundation that is mainly campaigning for Issue 2 in Ohio. 

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    Those who are against the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act so far have raised about $10 million more than one foundation that is mainly campaigning for Issue 2 in Ohio. 

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  • Ohio Issue 2: Watch the for and against ads for the Drug Price Relief Act

    Ohio Issue 2: Watch the for and against ads for the Drug Price Relief Act

    Monday, August 7 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-08-07 17:52:44 GMT
    The ballot initiative is intended to only allow the state to buy prescription drugs at the lowest price that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays for those drugs. (Source: CBS News)The ballot initiative is intended to only allow the state to buy prescription drugs at the lowest price that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays for those drugs. (Source: CBS News)

    Issue 2 is intended to only allow the state to buy prescription drugs at the lowest price that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays for those drugs. 

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    Issue 2 is intended to only allow the state to buy prescription drugs at the lowest price that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays for those drugs. 

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  • How will Ohio vote on Issue 2 -- the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act?

    How will Ohio vote on Issue 2 -- the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act?

    Monday, August 7 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-08-07 17:38:13 GMT

    Ohio Issue 2, the Drug Price Standards Initiative, is on the ballot Nov. 7, 2017 as an indirect initiated state statute. 

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    Ohio Issue 2, the Drug Price Standards Initiative, is on the ballot Nov. 7, 2017 as an indirect initiated state statute. 

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  • What is the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act?

    What is the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act?

    Friday, August 4 2017 12:46 PM EDT2017-08-04 16:46:43 GMT
    Statehouse in Columbus (Source: Honavery, Wikipedia)Statehouse in Columbus (Source: Honavery, Wikipedia)

    Commercials have already started for a November state-wide ballot initiative called the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act.

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    Commercials have already started for a November state-wide ballot initiative called the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act.

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  • 7 most prescribed drugs in the United States right now

    7 most prescribed drugs in the United States right now

    Friday, August 4 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-08-04 16:45:47 GMT
    Prescription prices, victims' rights on tap for Ohio ballot. (Source: WOIO)Prescription prices, victims' rights on tap for Ohio ballot. (Source: WOIO)

    Issue 2 coming up on the November ballot could impact drug prices in the state so here is a look at the top seven most prescribed drugs.  First lets review Issue 2. "A "yes" vote supports this measure to require state agencies and programs to purchase prescription drugs at prices no higher than what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays for them," according to Ballotpedia. 

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    Issue 2 coming up on the November ballot could impact drug prices in the state so here is a look at the top seven most prescribed drugs.  First lets review Issue 2. "A "yes" vote supports this measure to require state agencies and programs to purchase prescription drugs at prices no higher than what the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays for them," according to Ballotpedia. 

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