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In the Matter of Asociacion de Farmacias Region de Arecibo, Inc., and Ricardo L.Alvarez Class, individually and as an officer of Associacion de Farmacias Region de Arecibo, Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number
9810153
Docket Number
C-3855
Enforcement Type
Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

A pharmacy association in northern Puerto Rico and Ricardo Alvarez Class settled charges that they engaged in an illegal boycott in an attempt to obtain higher reimbursement rates for pharmacy goods and services under the government's managed care plan for the indigent. The consent order prohibits the members of the association and Mr. Class from engaging in joint negotiations for prices and from threatening to boycott or refusing to provide pharmacy services.