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Excessive pricing in the pharmaceutical industry: adding another string to the bow of EU competition law  (2021)

Authors:
Danieli, Diletta
Title:
Excessive pricing in the pharmaceutical industry: adding another string to the bow of EU competition law
Year:
2021
Type of item:
Articolo in Rivista
Tipologia ANVUR:
Articolo su rivista
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Referee:
Name of journal:
HEALTH ECONOMICS, POLICY AND LAW
ISSN of journal:
1744-1331
N° Volume:
16
Number or Folder:
1 (Special Issue)
Page numbers:
64-75
Keyword:
Abuse of dominance, EU competition law, excessive prices, pharmaceutical pricing regulation
Short description of contents:
The paper addresses the issue of excessive price abuse under Article 102(a) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), by drawing inspiration from a recent stream of cases (developed first at the national and then at the EU level) involving pharmaceutical companies marketing offpatent drugs. In particular, the two ‘most advanced’ cases are analysed: Aspen in Italy and Pfizer/Flynn in the United Kingdom. This new-found attention towards exploitative practices in the form of excessive and unfair pricing by dominant undertakings that have traditionally been subject to a cautious antitrust scrutiny seems worth exploring for a number of reasons, as illustrated in the paper. Ultimately, it is argued that this further ‘interference’ of competition law into the realms of regulation may be actually justified, albeit subject to precise conditions for enforcement, and may pursue policy objectives in the wider context of EU health law.
Product ID:
114655
Handle IRIS:
11562/1018620
Last Modified:
September 27, 2021
Attachments:
1
Bibliographic citation:
Danieli, Diletta, Excessive pricing in the pharmaceutical industry: adding another string to the bow of EU competition law «HEALTH ECONOMICS, POLICY AND LAW» , vol. 16 , n. 1 (Special Issue)2021pp. 64-75

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