DA calls for probe into Aspen pric­ing

The New Age (Gauteng) - - BUSINESS -

JOHANNESBURG: The DA has called on the Com­pe­ti­tion Com­mis­sion and Medicines Con­trol Coun­cil to probe the mar­ket con­duct of Aspen Phar­ma­care, South Africa’s big­gest phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany. Re­ports in the UK al­lege that Aspen staff plot­ted to dis­pose of life-sav­ing can­cer med­i­ca­tion to drive up its price across Europe. This al­legedly in­creased prices of can­cer treat­ment by more than 1 000%. – TNA Re­porter

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