Prop 61 requires state agencies to pay no more than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) does for the same medications. With Prop 61, California can utilize its buying power, the way the DVA does, to receive 20%-40% discounts on drug purchases.
Big Pharma knows that if Prop 61 passes in California, other states will follow suit. That’s why they have already spent over $80 million to stop it, primarily by using scare tactics and misleading advertising. Don’t be fooled!
RESEARCH & RESOURCES
- Health Advocates or Hired Guns? Critics of Prop 61 Receive Millions from the Pharmaceutical Industry
- Outrageous Fortunes: Pharma Executives Cash-In on High Drug Prices
- A Profitable Stranglehold – The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Investment in Lobbying and Politics
- Game of Patents – How the US Government and Big Pharma Protect Pharmaceutical Profits
- Global Pill-Age: Pharma Makes a Killing
- Tough Pill to Swallow – The High price of Prescription Drugs in the U.S.
- New RN Report: Pharma CEOs Reaped $2.8 Billion Last Year While Implementing Massive Price Hikes
- Yes on Prop. 61: Veterans, Nurses and Elected Officials to Hold Press Conference in San Francisco
- How to Cut Drug Prices? California Can Set a Model With Prop. 61, by Deborah Burger, RN
- EpiPen why we need Prop. 61, by Zenei Cortez, RN