The Italian antitrust authority, after an investigative coordination with a criminal court, imposed EUR 3.7 million fines to antiseptic and disinfectant product distributors for infringement of Art. 81 EC (Prodotti disinfettanti)

The Italian Antitrust Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorreza e del Mercato, the “Authority”) has fined producers and distributors of disinfectant and antiseptic products (Astrazeneca S.p.A., Bergamon S.r.l., B. Braun Milano S.p.A., Esoform S.p.A., Farmec S.r.l., Nuova Farmec S.r.l., Germo S.p.A., IMS S.r.l., Meda Pharma S.p.A., P Farmaceutici S.p.A. and Sanitas S.r.l - the “Companies”) for an alleged infringement of art. 81 of the Treaty. In particular, the Authority, in its final decision, issued on April 26, 2006 (but published in May 29, 2006, case number I/639), stated that the Companies

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Luciano Vasques, The Italian antitrust authority, after an investigative coordination with a criminal court, imposed EUR 3.7 million fines to antiseptic and disinfectant product distributors for infringement of Art. 81 EC (Prodotti disinfettanti), 26 April 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin Competition in the Pharmaceutical sector, Art. N° 1322

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