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WASHINGTON — As Claire McCaskill fought to keep her U.S. Senate seat in Missouri a year ago, she made bipartisan outrage over drug prices a defining feature of her campaign.

It wasn’t enough. McCaskill lost her seat by 6 points, and Congress lost one of the pharmaceutical industry’s most unabashed critics. But McCaskill got some shots in along the way, likening drug company lobbying to a magical “fairy dust” that makes legislation disappear and telling voters in a television ad that “pharmaceutical companies are using the law to feed their greed.”

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