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WASHINGTON — “The guy who made a killing” — that’s how a patient advocacy group fighting high drug prices refers to former Celgene CEO Bob Hugin in a television ad set to air Friday.

Hugin, who is challenging Sen. Bob Menendez (D) for his seat in New Jersey, has been criticized for price increases that occurred at Celgene under his leadership. Patients for Affordable Drugs, an advocacy group of rising prominence here, said in a statement it spent $1.5 million to air the ad for several weeks across New Jersey.

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