The EU Commission imposes a fine of € 427.7 million on a French pharma manufacturer and five generic companies as regards pay-for-delay settlements impeding price competition on the market for blood pressure medicines (Servier)

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The EU Commission Decision against Servier – a New Dimension to European Pharmaceutical Antitrust?* On 9 July 2014 the European Commission announced its decision to impose a fine of €427.7 million on French drug maker Servier and five generic companies in relation to so-called ‘pay for delay’ settlements concerning Servier’s bestselling blood pressure drug perindopril. The case differs from the Commission’s earlier decisions against Lundbeck and Johnson & Johnson in a number of rather notable aspects, which will be addressed in this blog post. Lundbeck and five generic companies were fined for pay for delay settlements which involved Lundbeck paying the generic companies in return for their promise not to enter the market. The conduct was found to be an

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Sven Gallasch, The EU Commission imposes a fine of € 427.7 million on a French pharma manufacturer and five generic companies as regards pay-for-delay settlements impeding price competition on the market for blood pressure medicines (Servier), 9 July 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Competition in the Pharmaceutical sector, Art. N° 67802

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