The Italian Competition Authority fines undertakings in the wholesale distribution market of drugs for refusal of supply (“Distribuzione di farmaci senza obbligo di ricetta alle parafarmacie”)

On 20 September 2007, the Italian Competition Authority (hereinafter the “Authority”) fined different companies in the wholesale distribution market of drugs, for breach of art. 2 legge n° 287/90, the national provision similar to Article 81 EC. Parties of the case Investigations started in 2006 on complaint presented by different parties. These were the “Movimento Nazionale Liberi Farmacisti” (the national political movement of chemists, hereinafter “MNLF”), the “Federconsumatori Basilicata” (the no-profit association for the information and protection of the consumers, operating in the district of Basilicata, hereinafter “Federconsumatori”) and the owners of two different “parafarmacie” (business enterprises that differ from the pharmacies due to the type of drugs they may only sell to the

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Valerio Torti, The Italian Competition Authority fines undertakings in the wholesale distribution market of drugs for refusal of supply (“Distribuzione di farmaci senza obbligo di ricetta alle parafarmacie”), 20 September 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2007, Art. N° 14965

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