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Consumer Confidential: Lawsuit shows that the drug industry wants veil over prices

The drug industry really, really doesn't want you to know that it's ripping you off with frequent and questionable price increases for prescription meds.

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the industry's main lobbying group, filed a lawsuit the other day seeking to derail a California law that will require 60 days' notice before drugmakers raise prices beyond a certain threshold. The law, SB 17, is set to take effect Jan. 1.

In their suit, which names Gov. Jerry Brown as a

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