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Michelle McMurry-Heath, one of the most prominent faces of the drug industry in Washington, resigned as head of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization following disagreements with some board members, The Wall Street Journal reports. BIO has been roiled by internal conflict for more than a year by departures in its lobbying team, disagreements over how to handle drug pricing policy, and whether the group should take stances on social issues outside the biotech space such as voting rights. The leadership change comes as the drug industry braces for major changes to how companies do business with the U.S. government.

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