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McKesson Unit Focus of Antitrust Case, Austrian Watchdog Says

Feb. 14, 2020, 1:43 PM

McKesson’s Austrian drug wholesale unit Herba Chemosan Apotheker-AG is targeted in a complaint received by Austrian antitrust watchdog BWB, agency says in comments by phone.

  • Complaint outlines suspicions that McKesson and its subsidiaries McKesson Europe and Herba Chemosan are engaged in collusion and abuse of a dominant market position
  • 21-page complaint is “substantiated,” BWB has started review of complaint, no decision yet on whether to start formal investigation
  • Spokesman Markus Zirps rejected the allegations, but declined to elaborate as he has yet to see the complaint
  • Herba Chemosan had EU1.17b revenue in 2016, according to website
  • NOTE: McKesson’s Belgian and...

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