The Swiss Competition Commission issues a prohibition order and fined three producers of medicine (treatment of erectile dysfunction) for publishing recommended prices leading to RPM (Pfizer / Eli Lilly / Bayer)

Description of the impugned case Three pharmaceutical manufacturers issued recommended retail prices (RRP) which were integrated into a widely used IT-Database or/and communicated to all resellers (e.g. pharmacies). 63% of all resellers adopted a pricing policy according to the price recommendation. There were

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  • Agon Partners (Zurich)
  • Zurich District’s Prosecutor

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Patrick Krauskopf, Orly Ben-Attia, The Swiss Competition Commission issues a prohibition order and fined three producers of medicine (treatment of erectile dysfunction) for publishing recommended prices leading to RPM (Pfizer / Eli Lilly / Bayer), 2 November 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2009, Art. N° 32507

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