Prop 78/79 Archive
2005 ballot measures concerning prescription drug costs.
Proposition 79, endorsed by major health, senior, and consumer advocates, would have used the purchasing power of the state to leverage enforceable discounts from the prescription drug companies. Both Propositions 79 and 78, a countermeasure by the drug companies, were voted down along with every other measure on the November 2005 special election ballot.
Read our analysis of the historic campaign against Prop 79 waged by the pharmaceutical industry – Drug Company Domination by Dirty Tricks and Deception: A California Case Study of PhRMA’s Bullying Behavior.
- Drug Firms Gave Money to Some Who Endorsed Proposition 78, Los Angeles Times, November 4, 2005
- Drug Indusrty Ties to Backers of Initiative Questioned, The San Diego Union-Tribine, October 27, 2005