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Drugs in bottles Lawsuits filed by state attorneys general in 2016 and this year allege a conspiracy among 20 drugmakers to carve up the market and raise prices of more than 100 drugs.

Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Elijah Cummings are opening an investigation into generic-drug giants Mylan NV and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. on allegations of “apparent coordinated obstruction” in failing to provide lawmakers with details about their pricing practices.

Sanders, an independent from Vermont who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, and Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, sent letters to Teva and Mylan as well as closely held Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. The letters renewed a 2014 request for the companies to provide documents related to charges of generic-drug price-fixing.

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