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Blister pack with dollars instead of pills Investigators say that even a small price hike in annual sales over several years adds up to billions of additional cost billed to consumers. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Generic drug makers, once considered the good guy underdogs of the pharmacy industry, may not be as innocent as they purport to be. An antitrust lawsuit that started two years ago and involved just two companies has expanded to include 16 companies and more than 300 generic drugs.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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