CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Associated Press says that the results are in and there are some clear winners.
Ohio Issue 1, that would provide victims of crime with specific constitutional rights, has passed.
Ohio Issue 2, which would require the state and state agencies to pay the same or lower prices for prescription drugs as the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs, has been defeated.
The Yes on Issue 2 campaign released the following statement:
We are proud of the campaign we have run and are tremendously humbled by people of Ohio who truly want to do the right thing and hold drug companies accountable. Unfortunately, faced with $70-plus million in spending by huge drug companies and an all out assault on the truth by our opposition, we came up short tonight to lower drug prices for 4 million Ohioans and save taxpayers $400 million. “Make no mistake, although this particular campaign did not win tonight, it is just the beginning of an awareness in Ohio about what huge drug companies are doing to our people. This system we have for drug pricing in America has got to give, and sooner rather than later, one state will successfully stand up to big drug companies and Ohio will wish it could have been the first. To all our friends, advocates, and supporters, we could not have done this without you, and look forward to continuing the fight against price-gouging of prescription drugs.”