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Yes on Prop 61

News Release
11/4/2016
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA — Seven California news stations have not aired a single story about Proposition 61 to educate voters on the measure that would cap state prescription drug prices, despite receiving nearly $1.7 million in ad money from the pharmaceutical industry’s record-breaking $109 million No campaign. Other California TV stations...
News Release
11/2/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- In the final days of the election campaign, and as the pharmaceutical industry expands its spending against Prop 61 to a record $126 million, Wall Street analysts’ private research on Proposition 61 finds that drug companies will take modest profit hits if it passes but that the industry will remain relatively unscathed....
News Story
10/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Prescription drug prices in the United States are the highest in the world — by far. Californians on Nov. 8 have a chance to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry’s greed and spark a national movement to end this price-gouging. Today, no laws prevent drug companies from doubling or tripling prices. So they just do it. The most recent...
Video
10/14/2016
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Consumer Watchdog's Jamie Court debates the drug industry's representative Kathy Fairbanks about Prop 61, which lowers the prices the state of California pays for prescription drugs.    Paid for by Consumer Watchdog Campaign - Yes on 61, Major Funding by Yes on Prop 61, Californians for Lower Drug Prices, With Major Funding by...
News Release
10/10/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber
Santa Monica, CA – After news broke Friday that Mylan must pay $465 million for overcharging Medicaid for the EpiPen, mothers whose children rely on the life-saving allergy drug denounced drug company greed, and called on voters to pass Proposition 61 to stop drug company price-gouging and save lives. Consumer Watchdog released an analysis...
News Story
10/10/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Los Angeles, CA -- In a 21st-floor office with clear views of the Hollywood sign, Michael Weinstein sips a protein drink and nurses his mistrust of the pharmaceutical industry. Weinstein, 64, leads the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, an organization he willed from a 25-bed hospice near Dodger Stadium to a global powerhouse that rivals the American...
News Story
10/10/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer advocates and concerned parents gathered Monday in Santa Monica to condemn the drug industry’s well-heeled campaign against Proposition 61, a measure designed to stop drug price gouging. The press conference was held in the wake of Friday’s announcement that Mylan will pay a $465 million penalty for overcharging Medicaid for...
News Story
10/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The auto-injector's manufacturer agrees to pay $465 million after an 'investigation' of less than two weeks Some would say that Mylan Pharmaceuticals has been slow to satisfy consumer calls for price rollbacks on the EpiPen auto-injector. But Mylan wasted no time reaching a settlement over the issue of whether it had overcharged ...