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Transparency International Germany vs. Ratiopharm

Case overview

Date filed 20 April 2006
Current status Rejected
Issue Ratiopharm's unethical marketing in Germany, Belgium et al
Summary of the case Ratiopharm, a pharmaceuticals company and major producer of generic drugs, has allegedly engaged in unethical marketing practices, including bribing doctors and pharmacists in Belgium, Canada, Spain, Estonia and Germany.

Developments/Outcome In June 2006, the German NCP rejected the complaint citing the lack of transnational investment. Specifically, the NCP stated the complaint only dealt with alleged misbehaviour in Germany. In July 2006, Transparency International Germany resubmitted a revised and expanded complaint
Relevant OECD Guidelines
Case keywords Chaîne d’approvisionnement, Pratiques anticoncurrentielles, Lien d’investissement, Divulgation de renseignements, Corruption, Collaboration des PCN

NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point Germany
NCP address Scharnhorststrasse 34-37 D-10115 Berlin, Germany
NCP website
Other NCPs involved



Company Information

Company responsible Ratiopharm
Company address Graf-Arco-Strasse 3 3
Company website
Company in violation Ratiopharm
Country of operations Germany
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

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Date Actor Action Description Document
18 July 2006 Transparency International - Germany file TI submits revised and expanded complaint (see: Transparency International - Germany vs. Ratiopharm refile).  
20 April 2006 Transparency International - Germany file Complaint submitted to German NCP.  

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