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Pharma Blog Watch

Dec. 15, 2011
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Monopolizing Vaccines (Pharmalot Blog)
Blogger Ed Silverman writes about a lawsuit in Florida where a doctor accuses Sanofi of “illegally dominating the market for meningococcal vaccines in the U.S. by using a ‘web of anticompetitive contracts’ with physician buying groups.” This isn’t the first such allegation for Sanofi; last year the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington alleged the company offered significant discounts to doctors, but only after they signed contracts prohibiting them from purchasing vaccines made by rivals.