Why It’s Hard to Control Drug Prices at the Ballot Box

(By Michael Ollove for Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Just 9 percent of Americans think pharmaceutical companies put patients’ interests above their own profits, according to a Harris poll published earlier this year.

That dismal finding, which mirrors other recent polling, would seem to have boded well for a ballot initiative in Ohio intended to limit the amount the state pays drugmakers for prescription medicines. Continue reading article here…

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