The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia is suspecting the Russian subsidiary of B. Braun Medical, a German company, to be involved in one of the largest cartel agreements in the sale of medicines. This was announced by Andrey Tenishev, the Head of the Anti-Cartel Department at FAS.
“We suspect that, today, it is one of the largest pharmaceutical cartels. According to our estimates, the amount is more than 10 billion rubles. The drugs range from saline solutions to vital medicines,” he said adding that he cannot yet name the other participants of the collusion.
Presumably, the cartel existed in Moscow and a number of regions for three years, said the representative of the antimonopoly agency.
Mr. Tenishev also noted that the FAS prepared a report on the obstructing the conduct of the inspection. “The report will be submitted to the court, and the court will deal with the case,” he said
B. Brown Medical LLC is located in St. Petersburg and has representative offices in 50 Russian regions. The company specializes in the supplies of medical equipment for Russian hospitals. B. Brown Medical has its own production facility. Gematek plant is located in the Tver region and is the largest manufacturer of infusion solutions in Russia.