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Big Pharma lawsuits: Connecticut claims hundreds of drug prices fixed

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Connecticut Attorney General William Tong told CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday his office found evidence of an industry-wide collusion to fix hundreds of generic drug prices in the "largest private sector corporate cartel in history."

Details: CBS also spoke with an Illinois doctor who's joined 44 states, unions, pharmacies and others in filing lawsuits stemming from the Connecticut probe against large drug firms — all of whom deny the claims. "You can't put people in a position where they're forced to either pay their rent or buy food and forego their medication ... that's what's happening all over the U.S.," Dr. Thomas Pliura said.

Go deeper: Lawsuit accuses Teva of working with other drug firms to inflate prices