Prescription drug costs are one of the largest drivers of rising healthcare costs in California. Under Proposition 61, the state will finally be able to use its massive buying power to negotiate lower drug prices, saving taxpayers billions of dollars and expanding access to life-saving medications.
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!
Support Prop 61!
Research & Resources
- Shark Attack: Pharmaceutical Industry’s Feeding Frenzy
- The R&D Smokescreen: The Prioritization of Marketing & Sales in the Pharmaceutical Industry
- Marching Toward Monopoly – Mergers and Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical Industry
- 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.
- Print and post a Yes on Prop 61 placard
- Listen: Senator Bernie Sanders says yes on Prop. 61 - LA Event
- Listen: Senator Bernie Sanders says yes on Prop. 61 - Sacramento Event
- Here’s how to send a message to Big Pharma by Bernie Sanders
- Close to Home: Why nurses are voting yes on Prop. 61 — to lower drug prices
- Stop The Greed, by Jane Sandoval, RN
- Join nurses in voting ‘yes’ on Prop. 61 to lower drug prices
- Without Prop 61, our patients will continue to suffer