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EU court questions Roche-Novartis price-inflating deals in Italy

Europe
23.01.2018
By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online    auf Facebook posten  Auf Twitter posten  
Rome (dpa) - An arrangement between Roche and Novartis to increase the sales of an expensive drug in Italy can be considered in breach of European Union competition rules, the EU‘s top court ruled Tuesday.

The two Swiss pharmaceutical companies are said to have worked together to discourage doctors from prescribing Roche‘s anti-cancer drug Avastin to treat eye diseases, recommending the much more expensive alternative, Lucentis, which is marketed by Novartis.

In 2014, Italy‘s competition authority (AGCM) fined the companies each about 90 million euros (110 million dollars) over the practice, but the ruling was challenged and Italian appeal judges asked the EU Court of Justice for an opinion on the case.

EU judges said the two companies may be considered guilty of "a restriction of competition," but said that the final decision on whether to uphold fines against them rests on Italian administrative courts.

Roche and Novartis didn‘t immediately respond to a request from dpa for comment.

According to AGCM, Roche and Novartis spread misleading information about risks connected to the use of Avastin, and their tactics resulted in additional costs for the Italian national health service of about 45 million euros in 2012 alone.

 

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