CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENTS - MEDICAL UNIONS - INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN TO MEMBERS TO SYSTEMATICALLY EXCEED REGULATED TARIFFS, WITH A VIEW TO LOBBY IN FAVOUR OF AN INCREASE IN SUCH TARIFFS

Medical Unions: The French Competition Council condemns a number of medical unions for instructions aiming at a coordinated increase in regulated tariffs (Sector 1 Doctors)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Conc. conc. dec. 08-D-06 of 2 April 2008 relating to union instructions for sector 1 specialist doctors to exceed conventional tariffs Competition Council flies to the rescue of the social security deficit! We know to what extent the Council is concerned about education, especially when it intervenes in an economic sector and when faced with operators who are not necessarily very well informed about the constraints linked to competition law. Such is the case in the decision commented on here, in which the Council has just sanctioned seven specialist doctors' unions for having distributed to their members instructions to systematically exceed the agreed

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Michel Debroux, Medical Unions: The French Competition Council condemns a number of medical unions for instructions aiming at a coordinated increase in regulated tariffs (Sector 1 Doctors), 2 April 2008, Concurrences N° 2-2008, Art. N° 16601, pp. 105-106

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