Secret deal squeezes pharmaceutical sector

WSJ – Last August, Mexico’s antitrust commission approved the purchase of the country’s third-largest pharmaceutical distributor by a little-known Dutch fund, saying it didn’t believe the tie-up would hurt competition in the marketplace. What regulators didn’t know was that principal owner of Nadro, the country’s leading drug distributor, was actually behind the Dutch fund that bought Casa Marzam, Nadro’s rival.

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