Antitrust Antitrust

Japan's top 4 pharma wholesalers raided by JFTC and Tokyo prosecutors for suspected criminal bid rigging

By Toko Sekiguchi
  • 13 Oct 2020 01:33
  • 13 Oct 2020 01:33
Japan’s top four pharmaceutical wholesalers Alfresa, Mediceo, Suzuken and Toho Pharmaceuticals were targets of a joint raid by antitrust authorities and prosecutors today on suspicions of rigging bids for drugs over a period of four years involving 140 billion yen (US $1.3 billion) and 57 hospitals, MLex has learned.

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Toko Sekiguchi

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo

Toko is a senior correspondent in Tokyo covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption, financial services and regulatory issues in Japan. Before joining MLex, she has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time Magazine.

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