June 21, 2018
COLUMBUS-State Representatives Tim Ginter (R-Salem) and Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) today announced that the Ohio House has passed House Bill 231, legislation they joint sponsored that would enact a pilot program in pharmacies for tamper-resistant containers.
House Bill 231 would require the State Board of Pharmacy—contingent upon an appropriation from the General Assembly—to administer a two-year pilot program that would dispense schedule II controlled substances in lockable or tamper-evident containers. Schedule II drugs include narcotics like oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and more. The goal of the legislation is to cut down on misuse of prescription drugs by reducing the accessibility of the medications and the threat of theft.
“Pilfering is a common means for people, especially young people, to access prescription medications that are not prescribed to them,” said Ginter. “This bill will promote the dispensing of controlled substances in containers that have a locking mechanism and/or tamper-evident features through a two-year, optional pilot program. In addition, the bill creates a point of contact between patients and pharmacists to discuss the potential for abuse and diversion of controlled substances.”
The bill would also require the State Board of Pharmacy to reimburse pharmacies for the cost of participating in the program, which includes expenses related to the special packaging for eligible prescriptions.
“Seventy percent of people addicted to prescription drugs get those drugs from friends and family,” said Sprague. “This pioneers new, lockable pill vials that will help reduce the stealing of pills from friends and family. If we are ground zero for the heroin epidemic, then we should try new ideas to make Ohio ground zero for solutions to the heroin epidemic.”
House Bill 231 now awaits consideration by the Senate.
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April 6, 2018
With the Republican Primary quickly approaching, it’s been an exciting couple of weeks for Team Sprague! Not only did we release our first TV commercial last Monday, but we’ve been busy on the campaign trail at Lincoln Day dinners and meetings with Republicans across our state. Robert’s earned the endorsements of conservative organizations, Pro-Life advocates and County Republican Parties and his team of supporters continues to grow each and every day.
Can you believe that early voting for the May Primary starts Tuesday?! If you’re interested in casting your vote for Robert Sprague for Treasurer before Election Day on May 8th, be sure to check with your local County Board of Elections for your in-person voting options or to request an absentee ballot by mail.
We’re in the home stretch and need your help now to make sure that Robert Sprague is our Republican candidate for Treasurer of State! Please keep reading to find out ways you can help make a difference or contact us anytime at Zachary@SpragueForOhio.com and we can get you plugged into grassroots opportunities right in your neighborhood.
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March 22, 2018
Conservative Republican Robert Sprague has earned the endorsement of Ohio Right to Life PAC in his campaign for Ohio Treasurer. As a member of the Ohio General Assembly, Sprague has been a staunch defender of life and has a proven record of voting for laws that strengthen the rights of the unborn. Now, in his first campaign for statewide office, Sprague is the only Republican candidate for Treasurer to receive the support of Ohio’s foremost pro-life advocacy group.
“Robert Sprague has been a trusted friend of the pro-life movement during his time at the Statehouse and played an instrumental role in helping us achieve historic legislative victories for life. We need leaders like Robert Sprague at the state level who will never stop fighting for our most vulnerable Ohioans,” said Mike Gonidakis on behalf of the Ohio Right to Life PAC.
Further establishing Robert Sprague as the clear choice for pro-life voters, Cincinnati Right to Life PAC also announced this week their sole endorsement of Sprague for Ohio Treasurer.
“Representative Sprague works to learn, know, and support principles of human life protections from earliest beginnings to end of life,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “Whatever the office, whatever the level of government, a public official who recognizes the right to life for every human being, is most likely to care for and further Ohioans’ needs in other socio-economic areas.”
In addition to Sprague’s distinguished pro-life voting record and unwavering position on matters of life, those who know Sprague best are proud to support his candidacy because they know he is a true champion of the pro-life cause.
“Every non-profit organization is grateful for the friends that faithfully support its mission,” said Laurie Turnow, Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center of Hancock County. “Robert Sprague is one of these special friends. He shares our view that life should be affirmed in every circumstance and he appreciates that we provide services for young families (including the unborn) and teens in our community. Robert’s heart is evident through his actions which show he is pro-life at his core. We are so thankful for him!”
February 9, 2018
What a great way to cap off a busy week on the campaign trail.
This afternoon, I received the unanimous endorsement of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee!
I am honored that these trusted leaders of our Party – women and men elected by Republicans to serve as their voice in Columbus – are standing strongly beside me in my campaign to serve as our next Treasurer of State.
I am very thankful for the support that we continue to receive from every corner of our state and look forward to delivering on my commitment to bring the type of ethical and innovative leadership to the Office of the Treasurer that Ohioans deserve.