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20 States Accuse Generic Drug Companies of Price Fixing

December 15, 2016

(New York Times) – The attorneys general in 20 states on Thursday accused six generic pharmaceutical companies, including the industry giants Teva and Mylan, of a scheme to artificially inflate the prices of an antibiotic and a diabetes drug. The state officials said the charges were part of a broad investigation into potential price-fixing within the industry, suggesting that more charges could follow. The investigation, at the state and federal levels, has left a cloud of uncertainty over the industry, which has also been under a barrage of public criticism about its pricing methods.

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