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Just months after lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee lavished praise on each other for passing a slew of drug pricing bills, committee efforts to deal with the issue are quickly descending into partisan chaos, STAT says. At a hearing on Wednesday, Republicans accused Democrats of sabotaging bipartisan efforts to lower the cost of prescription drugs. At times, both parties were tripping over themselves to lob attacks and complain. And at one point, they were openly bickering about their respective speaking time.

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