People Protest High Cost Of Prescription Drugs

CLEVELAND - The hot topic in Downtown Cleveland on Wednesday was the high cost of prescription drugs, 19/43 News reported.

Dozens of local residents gathered on Public Square to protest the high cost of prescriptions, and demand change in the future.

"We need to get people registered to vote -- to vote those bums out," protestor Frita Franyin said.

"The drug companies are like reverse Robin Hoods," concerned physician Dr. Wendy Johnson said. "They make their highest profit margins off the poorest patients, and that's just not fair."

The protestors said they hope that their holiday display -- a Christmas tree decked out in pill bottles and prescriptions slips -- gets the city's attention.

They said that they want to raise awareness about the "Prescription Drug Fair Pricing Act," which could lower drug costs in Ohio if passed.