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Investigation Conducted on the Turkish Pharmacists' Association and the Turkish Pharmacists' Association Commercial Enterprise Concluded

Competition Authority concluded the investigation conducted in order to determine whether the Turkish Pharmacists' Association and the Turkish Pharmacists' Association Commercial Enterprise violated article 6 of the Act no 4054 by their practices related to the importation of those pharmaceuticals which are not licensed or which cannot be supplied to the market for various reasons despite being licensed.

As a result of the discussion of the file by the Competition Board on 06.12.2016, it was decided that Turkish Pharmacists' Association Commercial Enterprise held dominant position in the market for pharmaceutical imports, that it violated article 6 of the Act by signing exclusive agreements with foreign pharmaceutical suppliers, and that therefore an administrative fine should be imposed on the undertaking concerned in accordance with article 16 of the same Act.

Click here for the text of the pronouncement (in Turkish) for the decision dated 06.12.2016 and numbered 16-42/699-313, the reasoned version of which will be notified later and which can be appealed before Ankara Administrative Courts.