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GREEDY DRUG COMPANIES ARE SCARED THAT PROP 61 WILL SET A NATIONAL PRECEDENT FOR RX PRICING!

They’re going to spend over $100 million to try to get Californians to vote against their interest.

If you have any doubt as to the effect of Proposition 61,
look no further than the drug industry’s own trade publication.

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CW Says Yes to 61! AARP Says Yes to 61! Vote Vets Says Yes to 61! Nurses Say Yes to 61! Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution Says Yes to 61!

PHARMA RUNNING SCARED, INJECTS $17M MORE TO OPPOSE PROP. 61 ($126M TOTAL); HOOVER POLL SHOWS ‘YES’ AHEAD 51% to 24%

Despite breaking its own California state ballot measure record now with $126M contributed by Pharma to the ‘No on 61’ campaign —with $17M added this week—the drug industry appears unable to significantly move voters to ’No.’  Public fury with the industry after the EpiPen pricing scandal and ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli’s 5,000% price hike on an HIV/AIDS drug—and an innovative, relatively shoestring ‘Yes’ campaign with key backers including Bernie Sanders, AARP, the California Nurses...
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YES ON 61 REACHES MORE THAN 10,000 INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS

Tremendous Grassroots Support for Lower Drug Prices Says Boo to Big Pharma on Halloween SACRAMENTO, CA – Yes on Prop. 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices announced today that the campaign has now received more than 10,000 individual contributions from small-dollar contributors who support the measure to address the high cost of prescription drugs. Yes on Proposition 61 has raised more than $15 million. In contrast, No on Proposition 61 has “raised” more than $120 million, almost exclusively...
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DRUG INDUSTRY WAR CHEST AGAINST LOWER DRUG PRICES REACHES RECORD $109 MILLION

Big Pharma Dumps in Additional $22 Million to Stop Prop 61 Sacramento – According to recent filings with the Secretary of State’s office, the drug companies have dumped an additional $22 million into their attempt to mislead voters into voting against Proposition 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act. The opposition, solely funded by Big Pharma itself, now has accumulated an eye-popping war chest of $109 million, making it the single most expensive ballot side in California history. (The...
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CALIFORNIA SENIORS UNITE TO SUPPORT YES ON PROP 61, CALIFORNIA’S LOWER DRUG PRICE INITIATIVE

Seniors stand together against Big Pharma and prescription drug-price gouging Sacramento, CA – Today, AARP California, Social Security Works, the California Alliance of Retired Americans, and California State Retirees gathered at the State Capitol to encourage their members to vote Yes on Proposition 61. “This is the only proposition AARP has taken a position on,” said Blanca Castro, AARP California Advocacy Manager. “We [AARP] believe very strongly that all people should have access to...
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The Next Phase in Bernie’s Revolution Has Already Begun – Prop 61

SOURCE: Newrepublic.com The fight for Prop 61 in California could be a watershed moment in American health care. BY DAVID DAYEN – October 19, 2016 Last Friday, Bernie Sanders held a rally in a parking lot across the street from a Hollywood studio. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were not mentioned, nor was any other politician on the 2016 ballot. Sanders was there as part of an effort to lower runaway prescription drug prices. “The pharmaceutical industry has become a major health...
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Doctors Support Proposition 61

CALIFORNIA PHYSICIANS ALLIANCE ENDORSES PROP 61, THE CALIFORNIA DRUG PRICE RELIEF ACT Doctors Organization Speaks Out against Pharma Companies’ Greed SACRAMENTO, CA – Yes on Prop 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices today announced that the California Physicians Alliance (CaPA) has joined an extensive list of supporters of the first-in-the-nation initiative to address price-gouging. If passed, millions of Californians will be able to access prescription drugs at lower costs and the state will...
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EpiPen why we need Prop. 61

    If there’s symbol of why California needs Proposition 61, it’s EpiPen. Drug prices have sparked broad national outrage. A September poll found 82 percent of Americans want Medicare to have the power to negotiate lower prices.Congress has repeatedly blocked such proposals, a testament to outsized influence of the pharmaceutical industry, which has spent $3.4 billion in federal lobbying since 1998.That can be seen in California as well. This year alone pharmaceutical lobbying...
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How Big Pharma Pressures States to Pay for Pricey Pills

Price tag for drugmaker’s hepatitis C cure caused uproar Grant recipients shift debate from price to access for poor Nothing about a Washington state lawsuit called B.E. v. Teeter is as simple as it seems. It was filed this year by two hepatitis C patients against the state’s Medicaid program to help the poor gain access to drugs such as Gilead Sciences Inc.’s $1,000-a-pill cure. But behind the team bringing the case is Gilead itself. While the drug giant isn’t involved in the lawsuit, the...
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Prop. 61, to cut drug costs, may be priciest fight ever on ballot

Source: SF Chronicle A battle over capping how much California pays for prescription drugs is shaping up to be one of the most expensive ballot propositions in state history, with the pharmaceutical industry expected to dump close to $100 million into the fight by election day. Proposition 61 would bar state agencies from paying more than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for drugs for roughly 4 million Californians, including some state employees, prisoners and Medi-Cal recipients....
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“On The Road for Lower Rx Prices” Bus Tour Kick-off Rally, Mon, Sept. 19th

For Immediate Release MEDIA ADVISORY Yes on Proposition 61 Campaign Launches Statewide Bus Tour WHAT:  Supporters of Proposition 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act, will gather at La Placita Olvera, the heart of Los Angeles, to launch the “On the Road for Lower Drug Prices,” YES ON 61 Tour across California! Coalition members, community leaders and supporters will lay out how Proposition 61 will lower drug prices. Participants and observers will be able to see the 40-foot-long double...
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OUR REVOLUTION ENDORSES PROPOSITION 61, THE CALIFORNIA DRUG PRICE RELIEF ACT

National Organization Backed by Sen. Sanders Supports Drug-Pricing Measure  SACRAMENTO, CA – Yes on Prop 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices announced today that Our Revolution, a new nationwide organization backed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, has joined the fight against exorbitant drug prices, adding their name to a long list of Proposition 61 supporters. Prop. 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act of 2016, is a statewide November ballot measure that begins to address drug price-gouging by...
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SOCIAL SECURITY WORKS ENDORSES PROPOSITION 61, THE CALIFORNIA DRUG PRICE RELIEF ACT

National Organization to Protect Seniors Joins AARP in Giving a Green Light to Drug-Pricing Measure on November Ballot SACRAMENTO, CA – Yes on Prop 61/Californians for Lower Drug Prices announced today that Social Security Works, an influential national organization that seeks to protect and improve the economic security of seniors, has joined the growing number of supporters endorsing Proposition 61. Prop. 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act of 2016, is a statewide ballot measure that...
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ANOTHER “INDEPENDENT” GROUP AGAINST PROP. 61 RIDDLED WITH PHARMA MONEY

CA Hepatitis C Task Force Board Members  Have Many Financial Ties to Drug Companies  SACRAMENTO, CA – Public records reveal several leaders of the non-profit California Hepatitis C Task Force – a group whose president signed the ballot argument rebuttal against Prop. 61 – have received at least $1.2 million in payments in recent years from drug and medical-device manufacturers, while the Task Force itself has received another $10,000 directly from drug giant Pfizer Inc., one of the biggest...
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Gilead And The VA

Source: Jonathan Weber| Aug.19.16 | About: Gilead Sciences, (GILD)  Summary VA increases number of treatment starts. VA wants to screen more veterans. This could mean an annualized revenue run rate of $2.5 billion by year’s end. The most recent quarterly report saw Gilead’s (NASDAQ:GILD) earnings drop significantly on a yoy basis, based mostly on weak HCV results. In the remainder of the year, Gilead’s Hepatitis C sales (Harvoni, Sovaldi andEpclusa) could see better results,...
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EpiPen’s 500 Percent Price Hike Leaves Patients Scrambling

SOURCE: HUFFINGTON POST| Anna Almendrala| 08/18/2016 05:53 pm The EpiPen, an easy-to-use injectable shot filled with medicine that can stop a life-threatening allergic reaction, has increased in price from about $100 for a pack of two pens in 2009 to over $600 this year. Pharmaceutical company Mylan purchased the rights to the pen back in 2007, and it appears that they’ve taken a page from “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli and re-priced their newly acquired product. That is, they’ve spiked prices...
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IS THE PRICE OF YOUR MEDS MAKING YOU SICK?

Fight Back Against The Drug Companies’ Price-Gouging

by voting for Proposition 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act of 2016

Greedy drug companies are overcharging California taxpayers and consumers by billions of dollars each year for life-saving medicines, putting profits over people.

You’ve no doubt seen the headlines — drug prices skyrocketing for no apparent reason. And you or a loved one have probably experienced personally the sticker-shock of co-pays for long-time drugs spiking literally overnight.

Now, you have a way to fight back against the unconscionable profiteering of the drug companies. Proposition 61, the California Drug Price Relief Act, is a 2016 ballot initiative that will require the State of California to pay no more for prescription drugs than is paid for the same medication by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which negotiates drug prices with the pharmaceutical companies — and pays 20-24% less on average for drugs than other government agencies, and 40% less than even Medicare.

Prop. 61 would utilize California’s bulk-purchasing power to secure lower drug prices for prescription drugs, saving taxpayers and consumers billions of dollars. And it will be an important blow against the monopoly pricing power and profit-driven arrogance of the pharmaceutical industry.

Click here to learn more about Proposition 61.

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