Minnesota is joining a lawsuit against manufacturers of generic prescription drugs. The suit alleges that 20 corporate defendants and 15 individuals conspired to illegally fix prices and allocate markets for 112 prescription generic drugs that treat cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure and other conditions. State Representative Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake lives with multiple sclerosis and knows first-hand the impact of the price fixing. He says “when you have the greedy corporate drug cartel building a business model that is stealing from the sick, dying and disabled, that is quite frankly, maddening.” And Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison cited a report that showed between mid-2013 and 2014, the prices of more than 1200 generic medications increased an average of over 400%. Ellison says “these increases are not normal, they’re not the way the market’s supposed to work.” 42 other states and Puerto Rico are also part of the lawsuit against the manufacturers.