CASE COMMENTS : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES – ANTICOMPETITIVE AGREEMENTS – ASSOCIATION OF UNDERTAKINGS – CONTINUOUS INFRINGEMENT – RESTRICTION OF COMPETITION BY OBJECT – PRICE FIXING – MARKET FORECLOSURE– FINANCIAL LIABILITY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION

Association of undertakings: The European Commission condemns the French National Order of Pharmacists (ONP) for price fixing and market foreclosure (French National Order of Pharmacists)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Eur. comm., dec. C(2010) 8952 final, 8 December 2010, "French National Order of Pharmacists", case COMP/39510 The European Commission has just published its decision of 8 December 2010, in which it condemned the Ordre National des Pharmaciens ("ONP") for various practices designed to restrict competition on the French market for medical biology analyses. In particular, the Commission criticised the ONP for decisions aimed at imposing minimum prices on the market and limiting the development of integrated groups of laboratories, with the sole aim, in the Commission's view, of protecting the economic interests of the majority of ONP members. In that

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Michel Debroux, Association of undertakings: The European Commission condemns the French National Order of Pharmacists (ONP) for price fixing and market foreclosure (French National Order of Pharmacists), 8 December 2010, Concurrences N° 3-2011, Art. N° 37353, pp. 104-105

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