Pharmaceutical Companies Sanctioned in El Salvador

American Drugstore and C. Imberton were sanctioned for proving "that they engaged in the anti-competitive practice of agreeing to fix the prices of Cataflam, Diovan and Lamisil products."

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Superintendence of Competition of El Salvador (SC) sanctioned American Drugstore, for $171,000, and C. Imberton, for $228,000, after proving that they engaged in the anticompetitive practice of agreeing to fix the prices of the products concerned, informed the institution.

See "Pharmaceuticals: Imports up to September 2018"

From the Superintendence of Competition statement:

San Salvador, May 17, 2019. The societies Droguería Americana, S. A. de C. V. and C. Imberton, S. A. de C. V. committed the anticompetitive practice typified in art. 25, letter a) of the Competition Law (LC), after agreeing to fix the gross sale price in the wholesale distribution market of Cataflam medicines oral suspension 9 Mg. 120 Ml. x 1 (5ml.), Diovan capsules 160 Mg. x 14, and Lamisil tablets 250 Mg. x 28, produced by the pharmaceutical laboratory Novartis, Pharma (Logistics). 

This sanctioning procedure originated after the previous proceedings started in 2013, from the notification of the National Directorate of Medicines about alleged irregularities in the wholesale prices of Cataflam, Diovan and Lamisil. The foregoing, within the framework of the entry into force of the Law on Medicines (LM) and the Regulation for the determination of maximum retail prices (PMVP) of medicines and their verification.

Read full statement.

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