COMCO investigation against pharma suppliers

Bern, 19.09.2019 - The Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) has opened an investigation against several manufacturers and distributors of active pharmaceutical ingredients. COMCO has conducted several dawn raids.

COMCO suspects that manufacturers and distributers of the active pharmaceutical ingredient Scopolamine Butylbromide have concluded unlawful price and market sharing agreements. There are reasonable grounds to suspect that the undertakings have kept the prices of this pharmaceutical ingredient high and that they have allocated markets. The investigation shall examine whether there are indeed unlawful restrictions of competition.

This pharmaceutical ingredient is used for the production of drugs against spasmodic stomach pains, renal colic and bladder spasms. The manufacturers and distributors of Scopolamine Butylbromide resell this pharmaceutical ingredient to drug manufacturers.


Address for enquiries

Patrik Ducrey
Director
058 464 96 78
079 345 01 44
patrik.ducrey@weko.admin.ch

Olivier Schaller
Vice director
058 462 21 23
079 703 80 07
olivier.schaller@weko.admin.ch



Publisher

Competition Commission
http://www.weko.admin.ch/

Last modification 03.10.2018

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