OPHA has released a statement that it does not support Issue 2, the “Ohio Drug Price Relief Act.” The Act, among other things, would bar Ohio’s state government from paying more for prescription drugs than the lowest price paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
The rationale behind OPHA’s decision to not support Issue 2 includes:
• This bill does not result in a known benefit to the public’s health.
• The price that the VA pays for drugs is not disclosed to the public. Therefore, it is
uncertain the budgetary impact of prohibiting the state to pay more than the VA rate.
• It is uncertain whether manufacturers will raise the price of drugs to the VA drugs once
the bill is passed.
Download the full statement: