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State concludes Issue 2 won’t likely result in savings
 State Issue 2 is unlikely to result in any savings for Ohio’s Medicaid program, the state’s budget office concluded in a report that appears to call into question claims by supporters that the initiative will save the state hundreds of millions of dollars on prescription drug prices. Although the report says other programs may...

Posted: 8 days ago

State Issue 2 is unlikely to result in any savings for Ohio’s Medicaid program, the state’s budget office concluded in a report that appears to call into question claims by supporters that the initiative will save the state hundreds of millions of dollars on prescription drug prices. Although the report says other programs may...
Election 2017: Ads lead to confusion over Issue 2
 We’ve been hearing a lot from readers about State Issue 2. TVs in Ohio have been flooded with ads for the issue on the November ballot and viewers are confused. Both sides in the ads have said that they will lower drug costs. Who is right? The answer to this question really depends on where in the supply chain you are looking at the...

Posted: 9 days ago

We’ve been hearing a lot from readers about State Issue 2. TVs in Ohio have been flooded with ads for the issue on the November ballot and viewers are confused. Both sides in the ads have said that they will lower drug costs. Who is right? The answer to this question really depends on where in the supply chain you are looking at the...
Letter accuses Issue 2 supporters of lying in campaign ad
 Opponents of State Issue 2 — the proposed Ohio Drug Price Relief Act — have sent letters to TV stations accusing supporters of lying in a campaign ad that claims the proposed ballot issue would result in a $400 million tax cut. Issue 2 would require the state of Ohio to pay the same or less for prescription drugs as the Department...

Posted: 12 days ago

Opponents of State Issue 2 — the proposed Ohio Drug Price Relief Act — have sent letters to TV stations accusing supporters of lying in a campaign ad that claims the proposed ballot issue would result in a $400 million tax cut. Issue 2 would require the state of Ohio to pay the same or less for prescription drugs as the Department...
Cleveland Clinic demands retraction from Yes on Issue 2 campaign
 The Cleveland Clinic has sent a cease and desist letter to the PAC supporting Ohio Issue 2 claiming the campaign illegally used its CEO’s image on mailers, making it look like he was supporting the ballot issue. The flyer, which was mailed to a large number of Ohio households, used Dr. Toby Cosgrove’s photo and the name of the...

Posted: 14 days ago

The Cleveland Clinic has sent a cease and desist letter to the PAC supporting Ohio Issue 2 claiming the campaign illegally used its CEO’s image on mailers, making it look like he was supporting the ballot issue. The flyer, which was mailed to a large number of Ohio households, used Dr. Toby Cosgrove’s photo and the name of the...
Kucinich throws support behind Issue 2
 Former Congressman and mayor of Cleveland Dennis Kucinich has thrown his support behind Issue 2 — The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act. “If health care is going to be affordable, we have to make prescription drugs affordable. To me its a basic economic principle,” Kucinich said in an interview with the Dayton Daily News Wednesday...

Posted: 14 days ago

Former Congressman and mayor of Cleveland Dennis Kucinich has thrown his support behind Issue 2 — The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act. “If health care is going to be affordable, we have to make prescription drugs affordable. To me its a basic economic principle,” Kucinich said in an interview with the Dayton Daily News Wednesday...
Yes vs. No on Issue 2: What they’re saying on both sides
 The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act — Issue 2 on the November ballot — has caused plenty of debate. It would require that the state, including the Ohio Department of Medicaid, pay the same or lower prices for prescription drugs as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — which currently negotiates drug prices at least...

Posted: 16 days ago

The Ohio Drug Price Relief Act — Issue 2 on the November ballot — has caused plenty of debate. It would require that the state, including the Ohio Department of Medicaid, pay the same or lower prices for prescription drugs as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — which currently negotiates drug prices at least...
Ohio again had fewer abortions in 2016, continuing steady decline
 The number of abortions performed in Ohio declined again in 2016, according to data released Friday by the Ohio Department of Health, continuing a trend of steady decline since the late 1990s. But Ohio’s abortion rate and ratio to live births were both unchanged from 2015. That means that while the number of abortions went down, so...

Posted: 18 days ago

The number of abortions performed in Ohio declined again in 2016, according to data released Friday by the Ohio Department of Health, continuing a trend of steady decline since the late 1990s. But Ohio’s abortion rate and ratio to live births were both unchanged from 2015. That means that while the number of abortions went down, so...
Election officials to hear Issue 2 complaint; 2 others tossed
 The Ohio Elections Commission on Thursday agreed to have a full hearing on a case filed by the supporters of State Issue 2 against their opponents, alleging spending misconduct by their Political Action Committee. But the commission dismissed two other complaints against the same group — Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot...

Posted: 19 days ago

The Ohio Elections Commission on Thursday agreed to have a full hearing on a case filed by the supporters of State Issue 2 against their opponents, alleging spending misconduct by their Political Action Committee. But the commission dismissed two other complaints against the same group — Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot...
Who is Michael Weinstein, the man behind Issue 2?
 With millions of dollars worth of advertising both for and against Issue 2 dominating television airwaves, Ohioans have seen an unfamiliar face as the topic of both criticism and praise. Michael Weinstein has been called out by opponents of Issue 2 — the prescription drug price ballot issue — as a greedy “health care CEO...

Posted: 20 days ago

With millions of dollars worth of advertising both for and against Issue 2 dominating television airwaves, Ohioans have seen an unfamiliar face as the topic of both criticism and praise. Michael Weinstein has been called out by opponents of Issue 2 — the prescription drug price ballot issue — as a greedy “health care CEO...
Election 2017: Issue 2 pits emotion against complex drug pricing system
 Across political lines, Americans in poll after poll say prescription drugs cost too much, and stories abound about patients cutting pills in half or making the difficult choice between their medications and putting food on the table. But while people may agree on the problem, what to do about it has thrust Ohioans in the middle of a big-dollar...

Posted: 21 days ago

Across political lines, Americans in poll after poll say prescription drugs cost too much, and stories abound about patients cutting pills in half or making the difficult choice between their medications and putting food on the table. But while people may agree on the problem, what to do about it has thrust Ohioans in the middle of a big-dollar...
Confused about State Issue 2?: Channel 7 special report airs Sunday
 Voters looking to learn more about Issue 2 can hear from both sides on a special edition of WHIO Reports this Sunday on Channel 7 at 11:30 a.m. You can also listen to the show on AM1290 and News 95.7 WHIO Sunday morning at 8:30. The ballot issue has been the focus of expensive TV ad campaigns, with more than $20 million already spent. But...

Posted: 21 days ago

Voters looking to learn more about Issue 2 can hear from both sides on a special edition of WHIO Reports this Sunday on Channel 7 at 11:30 a.m. You can also listen to the show on AM1290 and News 95.7 WHIO Sunday morning at 8:30. The ballot issue has been the focus of expensive TV ad campaigns, with more than $20 million already spent. But...
Your questions answered about Issue 2
 Ohio Issue 2 has been confusing to many voters, so we asked our readers to send in their questions and promised to find answers. If you need a primer on Issue 2, go here: Ohio’s drug price ballot issue: What’s really going on? Here are some of your questions and the answers so far: A: The group supporting the measure is called ...

Posted: 24 days ago

Ohio Issue 2 has been confusing to many voters, so we asked our readers to send in their questions and promised to find answers. If you need a primer on Issue 2, go here: Ohio’s drug price ballot issue: What’s really going on? Here are some of your questions and the answers so far: A: The group supporting the measure is called ...
What questions do you have about Issue 2?
 You’ve probably seen commercials from both sides of Ohio’s prescription drug ballot issue. This campaign could be the most expensive in state history with millions spent on both sides already. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Making sense of Issue 2 We’re committed to helping voters understand Issue 2 before early voting begins in...

4:07 PM Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017

You’ve probably seen commercials from both sides of Ohio’s prescription drug ballot issue. This campaign could be the most expensive in state history with millions spent on both sides already. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Making sense of Issue 2 We’re committed to helping voters understand Issue 2 before early voting begins in...
More than $20 million in ads to hit Ohio airwaves on drug prices ballot issue
 Get ready to see more ads from both the supporters and opponents of state Issue 2, the prescription drug price ballot initiative. The campaigns have already been saturating Ohio airwaves with ads urging voters to adopt or reject the measure, and spending on media is expanding starting this week. The “Ohio Drug Price Relief Act,&rdquo...

6:03 PM Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Get ready to see more ads from both the supporters and opponents of state Issue 2, the prescription drug price ballot initiative. The campaigns have already been saturating Ohio airwaves with ads urging voters to adopt or reject the measure, and spending on media is expanding starting this week. The “Ohio Drug Price Relief Act,&rdquo...
Census: U.S. incomes rising but Dayton-area growth is uneven
 Median household income in the United States was up for the second consecutive year in 2016, but pockets of the Miami Valley region lag behind, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census this week Median household income in the U.S. in 2016 was $59,039, an increase in real terms of 3.2 percent from the 2015 median income . It&rsquo...

3:42 PM Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Median household income in the United States was up for the second consecutive year in 2016, but pockets of the Miami Valley region lag behind, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census this week Median household income in the U.S. in 2016 was $59,039, an increase in real terms of 3.2 percent from the 2015 median income . It&rsquo...
U.S. poverty rates, income measures improved in 2016
 Median household income in the United States is up for the second consecutive year, rising to possibly the highest level ever recorded, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census today. The national poverty rate in 2016 was back to a pre-recession level for the first time with 12.7 percent of the population — 40.6 million...

4:10 PM Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

Median household income in the United States is up for the second consecutive year, rising to possibly the highest level ever recorded, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census today. The national poverty rate in 2016 was back to a pre-recession level for the first time with 12.7 percent of the population — 40.6 million...
Drugmaker to pay $7.5M to settle opioid kickback allegations
 A drugmaker accused of contributing to the opioid crisis by paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe an addictive medication has settled a multi-million-dollar lawsuit, without admitting any liability. Galena Biopharma Inc. will pay more than $7.55 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it paid kickbacks to doctors...

7:55 PM Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

A drugmaker accused of contributing to the opioid crisis by paying kickbacks to doctors to prescribe an addictive medication has settled a multi-million-dollar lawsuit, without admitting any liability. Galena Biopharma Inc. will pay more than $7.55 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it paid kickbacks to doctors...
Man, wife arrested in chase that ends in cornfield
 A 49-year-old Eaton man was arrested Friday after an alleged crime spree that included two assaults, an escape from inside a police cruiser and a multi-county manhunt. William F. McClellan is being held in the Preble County Jail on numerous charges including felonious assault, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, theft, theft of a motor vehicle...

9:09 PM Friday, Sep. 08, 2017

A 49-year-old Eaton man was arrested Friday after an alleged crime spree that included two assaults, an escape from inside a police cruiser and a multi-county manhunt. William F. McClellan is being held in the Preble County Jail on numerous charges including felonious assault, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, theft, theft of a motor vehicle...
New money aimed at giving local police more tools for opioid fight
 The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $125,000 grant to help fight the opioid crisis through a quick response team approach. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Wednesday, announced that 40 agencies will receive a total of $3 million to replicate or expand Drug Abuse Response Teams (DARTs) and/or Quick Response...

3:25 PM Friday, Sep. 08, 2017

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $125,000 grant to help fight the opioid crisis through a quick response team approach. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Wednesday, announced that 40 agencies will receive a total of $3 million to replicate or expand Drug Abuse Response Teams (DARTs) and/or Quick Response...
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