The Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirms anticompetitive conduct regarding the sale of prescription for medicinal products (Czech Chamber of Pharmacists)

Subject matter of the case In the Czech Republic, prescriptions for medicinal products subject to prescription are subject to prescription fees [1]. Some pharmacies have come up with a new marketing practice whose purpose is to attract new customers they offer to refund the prescription fee for prescription medicinal products. The Czech Chamber of Pharmacists (the “CCP”), a professional pharmacists’ association, disagreed with this practice. In August 2007, its Board of Directors issued a statement and notified its members that the practice would be interpreted as a breach of pharmacists’ obligations under the CCP Ethical Code which could result in the CCP imposing disciplinary penalties on those of its members who followed this practice. Proceedings The Office for Protection of

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  • Kinstellar (Prague)
  • Vilímková Dudák (Prague)

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Tomás Čihula, Karel Svoboda, The Czech Supreme Administrative Court confirms anticompetitive conduct regarding the sale of prescription for medicinal products (Czech Chamber of Pharmacists), 22 July 2011, e-Competitions July 2011, Art. N° 40183

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