A new political action group taking on high drug prices has big plans in the works leading up to November’s midterm elections — and a seven-figure budget to make it happen.

David Mitchell, a cancer patient and the former head of a Washington, D.C., public policy firm, last week unveiled the new organization, called Patients for Affordable Drugs NOW. It’s a separate legal entity operating as the political arm of the advocacy group Patients for Affordable Drugs that Mitchell founded last year. Initial funding comes from an entity financed by the billionaire couple John and Laura Arnold, who’ve spent millions backing other research and advocacy on drug pricing.

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  • I am a cancer patient my drug last year started at $8000. Yes $8000. Now it is $11000.
    I know someone who worked for Bch/bs and the trips bonuses are what is driving our costs up. I’m with you

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