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Prop 61 -- California's Fight Against Outrageous Drug Prices

In the run up to the Affordable Care Act, the pharmaceutical industry's annual lobbying efforts steadily increased to a peak of $273 million in 2009. Along with private negotiations between then Pharmaceutical Industry President Billy Tauzin and the White House, the ACA was written without any consideration towards making prescription medications more affordable. On the contrary, the ACA continued to prohibit Medicare from negotiating drug prices and outlawed the importation of cheaper drugs from Canada or Europe.
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