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Japanese Drug Wholesaler Mediceo Paltac Holdings To Merge With Alfresa

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Major Japanese drug wholesalers Mediceo Paltac Holdings is in negotiations with Alfresa Holdings about a merger deal. The new company would have a 45 percent market share in prescription drug wholesale and even higher shares in over-the-counter drugs, as both Palatac KS and Alfresa subsidiary CS Yakuhin are major players in the OTC distribution business. Such high market shares could be a potential problem for antitrust clearance. (Click here for more - Japanese language



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