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European Commission Enforcement in the Pharmaceutical Sector: Less Than Expected? The Boehringer Case Closure Suggests As Much

BY | July 27, 2012

Sean-Paul Brankin, Jul 27, 2012 On July 6, 2011, the European Commission closed the case file in itsBoehringer/Almirall investigation. It did so without a formal decision, without formal remedies, and…

Sean-Paul Brankin, Jul 27, 2012

On July 6, 2011, the European Commission closed the case file in itsBoehringer/Almirall investigation. It did so without a formal decision, without formal remedies, and without imposing a fine. There is nothing necessarily remarkable about that. Sometimes an investigation simply reveals that there is no case to answer and the file must be closed. But here, something more interesting seems to have been going on. In effect, the Commission reached an informal settleme

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