The European Commission considers that the new pricing regime imposed by a pharmaceutical company for contraceptive pills is contrary to article 85 EC Treaty (Organon)

"Parallel imports of pharmaceutical products : Organon"* ORGANON is a British subsidiary of AKZO (Netherlands) which specializes in the manufacture and marketing of contraceptive pills. On 4 Mai 1994, ORGANON changed the price regime applicable to MERCILON and MARVELON, the latter being one of the best known contraceptive pills in the world with substantial market shares throughout the European Union. Before that date, ORGANON applied a discount of 12.5 % on all products supplied to

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Joos Stragier, The European Commission considers that the new pricing regime imposed by a pharmaceutical company for contraceptive pills is contrary to article 85 EC Treaty (Organon), 12 May 1995, e-Competitions Bulletin Parallel imports, Art. N° 39604

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