Antitrust Antitrust

Merck unit's Spanish dominance-abuse fine inflated for deterrent effect, decision shows

By Tono Gil
  • 02 Nov 2022 15:21
  • 02 Nov 2022 15:21
Merck Sharp & Dohme received a higher fine for abuse of dominance than intended by Spanish antitrust enforcers after an intervention by their authority's executive board, according to the full infringement decision.

The shift in direction shows the authority’s ambition to send a tough message on dominance abuse by pharmaceutical companies. It marks

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