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AARP, the seniors organization better known for travel deals and discount car insurance, is running an aggressive multimillion-dollar campaign against the pharmaceutical industry and its high prices, STAT tells us. The effort includes hiring single-engine plans to circle above beachgoers in Ocean City, Md., with banners saying “CUT DRUG PRICES NOW,” and having seniors dressed as pill bottles outside the Denver office of Republican Sen. Cory Gardner.

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