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The U.S. pharmaceutical industry lobbying group did not exactly make good on its early August threat to hold Democrats “accountable” this fall after the caucus voted to let the government negotiate drug prices, STAT reports. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America’s political action committee put $2,000 towards the New Democrat Coalition Action Fund on Aug. 22, just weeks after every member voted for the sweeping Inflation Reduction Act that includes an unprecedented move to let the federal government negotiate the prices of some of the country’s costliest medicines.

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