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Sunday, 23 December 2018

Pharma corruption case postponed to 19 February

COURT WATCH- The Cairo Economic Court has postponed to 19 February its ruling in an appeal by pharma distributors of an antitrust fine, according to a company disclosure from Ibnsina (pdf). The distribution companies (Ibnsina, Ramco, Multipharma and United Company for Distribution and Trade) are appealing an Egyptian Competition Authority fine of EGP 5.6 bn for having allegedly colluded to cut credit periods and slash discounts to small pharmacies. There has been speculation that an out-of-court settlement was on the table.

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