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Republicans find lots to love in PhRMA after health reform spat

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If Republicans are mad about PhRMA's betrayal during the health reform debate, they sure have a funny way of showing it. Even though the pharmaceutical trade group was the first industry group to make a deal with the Obama administration to support health reform, Republicans are working hard to fast-track the passage of the industry's top legislative priority -- the reauthorization of the Food and Drug Administration 'user fee' bill that regulates drug approvals. In fact, they're so eager to let it through that they're not trying to add any amendments to the bill that could cause trouble with Democrats, like measures to repeal parts of President Barack Obama's health reform law -- the kinds of GOP-sponsored measures that have gummed up other legislation, like the student loan bill. They're also not pushing for any add-ons that could be seen as punishment for the industry...

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