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A key Senate Republican is suspending the chamber’s investigation into the high cost of prescription drugs, a hiatus he blames on Democrats’ unwillingness to focus on the issue amid the broader partisan rancor over Obamacare.

Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who helms the Senate health committee, said Thursday that he won’t hold an expected July hearing on the issue because he’s frustrated that Democrats used a June panel to blast Republicans for their work to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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