FAS managed to uncover one of the largest medical cartels in the history of our country

News 13 December, 2017

Commission FAS has identified one of the largest in the history of the Federation of cartels, which came suppliers of medical equipment for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The authority has proved the participation in the cartel the following companies — “Invamed”, “Mikromed”, “Medpoly”, “Promezhutke” and “Medtorg”. The cartel covered the 360 trades in 28 regions of the country. 2.5 billion rubles — this figure exceeded the total amount of prisoners according to their results, government contracts. It is reported that all cartel members pled guilty concerning violations of the Antimonopoly legislation of the Russian Federation and announced its withdrawal from the conspiracy. This writes the portal “Vedomosti”.

According to naturaline for combating cartels FAS Andrey Tenisheva, in this industry cartel activity is not a rare phenomenon. Suffice it to say that the on with 2015 revealed cartel activity in six thousand of trading in 82 regions of Russia. The total amount of initial maximum prices of government contracts for them amounted to more than 23 billion rubles.