"In Britain the price of a new drug for cystic fibrosis has provoked fury, as has the government’s refusal to pay it." What does "as has" mean here?
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This sentence can be broken into two sentences, ""In Britain the price of a new drug for cystic fibrosis has provoked fury" and "The government's refusal to pay it[the price] has also provoked fury". "As has" helps join the two sentences by having "has" refer to "provoked" and create one concise sentence.