The German Bundeskartellamt fines € 2.64 M a cartel of pharmaceutical wholesalers (Andrae Noris Zahn)

In August 2006 the Bundeskartellamt imposed total fines of 2.64 million euros on four pharmaceutical wholesalers and seven individuals in the pharmaceutical industry. The companies are Andrae Noris Zahn, Sanacorp Pharmahandel, Phoenix Pharmahandel and Gehe Pharma Handel . The Bundeskartellamt found that the individuals and thereby the companies had entered into anti-competitive agreements. Proceedings against two of the individuals had been discontinued in the meantime. After the other defendants had withdrawn their appeals the decisions against them became definitive on 19 April 2007. Facts The Bundeskartellamt had conducted searches on the premises of at least some of the companies in 2003 and 2004, had heard the defendants in 2005 and 2006, and finally rendered its decision on 28

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Justus Herrlinger, The German Bundeskartellamt fines € 2.64 M a cartel of pharmaceutical wholesalers (Andrae Noris Zahn), 28 August 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin Competition in the Pharmaceutical sector, Art. N° 13726

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