California: HIV/AIDS Group Petitioning for "Stop Runaway Drug Pricing" Ballot Measure
November 19, 2012
The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, an organization of HIV/AIDS patient advocates, announced on November 15 that it intends to put a measure on San Francisco's 2013 ballot, encouraging the city to negotiate for the lowest possible cost for the prescription drugs that it purchases. San Francisco residents need to collect 9,703 valid signatures on a petition for the measure, "Stop Runaway Drug Pricing," to be placed on the city's ballot in November 2013. AIDS Healthcare Foundation officials stated that signature gathering would begin the weekend of November 17, with organizers having until mid-May 2013 to compile enough signatures.
The San Francisco Appeal
11.15.2012; Bay City News
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