Generic drug companies, executives slapped with price-fixing lawsuit

Generic prescription medicines.

(CNN)A coalition of 44 states filed a lawsuit alleging that 20 major drug manufacturers conspired to artificially inflate and manipulate the prices of more than 100 generic drugs.

Drugs named in the lawsuit account for billions of dollars in the United States. They include treatments for cancer, HIV, diabetes, epilepsy and depression, according to a statement released Sunday by the office of Connecticut Attorney General William Tong.
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