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EU court rules on GSK 'pay-for-delay' appeal

The European Court of Justice has upheld a UK decision that GSK and other companies entered an illegal agreement.

Three companies accused of illegally hiking drug price by 1,800%

The CMA alleges Aspen agreed to pay Amilco and Tiofarma to stay out of the UK market for Addison’s Disease medicine.

Two pharma companies admit to illegal collusion over nortriptyline

Two companies involved in an investigation into the supply of nortriptyline have confessed to illegal collusion.

Drug firm coughs up £8m to competition watchdog in UK first

A pharmaceutical company has offered to pay the NHS £8m following an investigation into suspected collusion.

Drug companies “carved up the market” alleges watchdog

AMCo, Morningside and Alliance Healthcare have been accused of illegal market sharing over nitrofurantoin.

Paying through the nose

Last month we heard the unedifying news that pharmaceutical companies were ripping off the NHS by charging inflated prices for generic medicines. The practice was first revealed in June 2016 by The Times, but it took a further six months for the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to announce its decision to fine Pfizer a record £84.2m and Flynn Pharma an additional £5.2m for charging “excessive and unfair prices” for phenytoin capsules. It seems incredible that generic medicines can be priced at levels many times higher than the cost of the original branded product.

Actavis accused of increasing hydrocortisone price by 12,000%

Price of hydrocortisone 10mg tablets rose from 70p in 2008 to £88 per pack in March 2016

Pfizer and Flynn fined £90m for phenytoin price hike

CMA imposes record fine on Pfizer and Flynn for charging excessive prices for phenytoin sodium capsules

Celesio takeover of Sangers approved

Celesio UK's takeover of United Drug Sangers gets the green light

Understanding competition law

Pharmacy lawyer Richard Hough explains how competition rules affect community pharmacy



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