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A recent $2 trillion relief package that lawmakers passed on Friday could mean drug pricing advocates might be waiting a long while for legislation, possibly until November, weeks after Election Day, STAT reports. Until now, late May was widely viewed as a final 2020 deadline for lawmakers to take action on key health policy issues, including legislation to lower the price of prescription drugs. “I think Nov. 30 is the new May 22,” says Ben Wakana, the executive director of the advocacy group Patients for Affordable Drugs Now.