The Athenian Court of Appeal seeks a preliminary reference in the case of a pharmaceutical company denying the supply of certain drugs to a Greek wholesaler (GlaxoSmithKline)

Factual background The plaintiff was a company operating at the wholesale level, in the pharmaceutical sector, supplying pharmacies and hospitals with drugs and other products related to that sector. The defendant was the Greek Subsidiary of the GlaxoSmithKline Company incorporated in the UK. The Subsidiary imported the pharmaceutical products of its parent Company and supplied the plaintiff with them so that the latter could resell them in Greece and other EU Member States. These drugs were patented, products of research and development, sold only under prescription and constituting non-substitutable products for epilepsy, migraine and asthma respectively. The prices of the drugs sold in the Greek market are not determined freely but are subject to State regulation. In October 2000,

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Eleni Rentouka, The Athenian Court of Appeal seeks a preliminary reference in the case of a pharmaceutical company denying the supply of certain drugs to a Greek wholesaler (GlaxoSmithKline), 3 March 2006, e-Competitions March 2006, Art. N° 13150

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