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Consumers: The Laura and John Arnold Foundation, which is backing a variety of programs to rein in drug costs and drug makers, is throwing its money around again. This time, the organization is bankrolling the creation of a new nonprofit devoted to injecting patient voices into the national debate over rising drug prices. Called the Patients for Affordable Drugs, the effort is led by a former communications professional who has a background in policy matters and knows his way around Washington. To what extent the group can succeed is unclear, but the noise level is about to rise on Capitol Hill.

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