COLUMBUS—State Representatives Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) and Thomas West (D-Canton) will be discussing newly introduced legislation that will expand access to affordable prescription drugs by increasing price transparency and ensuring a fair payment process for pharmacies and patients.


WHO: State Representative Scott Lipps
State Representative Thomas West
Antonio Ciaccia, Ohio Pharmacists Association

WHERE: Harding Press Room
Ohio Statehouse, Room 109


WHEN: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.

 
 
 
  
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