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UK: Antidepressant distributor accused of illegal anti-competitive conduct

 |  June 18, 2019

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally found that 4 pharmaceutical companies broke competition law in relation to the supply of an antidepressant drug.

The CMA has accused competitors King and Auden Mckenzie of sharing out between them the supply of nortriptyline to a large pharmaceutical wholesaler. The CMA has provisionally found that, in 2014, the 2 companies agreed Auden Mckenzie would supply only 10mg nortriptyline tablets and King would supply only 25mg nortriptyline tablets, as well as agreeing to fix the quantities and the prices of supply.

The CMA has also accused the companies King, Alissa, and Lexon of exchanging commercially sensitive information, including information about prices, volumes and entry plans, to try to keep Nortriptyline prices high.

Full Content: Gov UK

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