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Measure slashing drug prices may go to California voters next fall
The Mercury News

The skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs — already a hot issue on the U.S. presidential campaign trail — may be headed to California’s statewide ballot next fall.

Advocates of a proposed measure that would require state programs to pay no more for prescription drugs than prices negotiated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said they had turned in 542,879 signatures by Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline, well beyond the 365,880 required by the state.