Proposition 61 Offers State One More Chance To Rein In Drug Prices
As the national controversy continues surrounding the high cost of EpiPens -- the most recent to focus attention on drug costs, the San Francisco Chronicle reports on this November ballot measure, which would prohibit state agencies from paying more for drugs than does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Reining In Drug Prices Now Up To Voters With Prop. 61
There is one move still in play, and it’s up to the voters. A ballot measure in November would prohibit state agencies from paying more for drugs than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The campaign for Proposition 61, backed by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles, is shaping up to be the most expensive one for a measure in California’s history. (Colliver, 8/25)