Consumer group alleges Fabry treatment collusion between drug makers, medical school

Knowledge Economy International says not all is as it seems between Sanofi, Shire and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

It may look like a case of taking advantage of the market — drug maker Sanofi dominates American treatment of Fabry disease, while rival drug maker Shire controls the European market. But one consumer advocacy group believes the two sides, as well as the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, are colluding to keep competition down and prices up for the treatment worldwide.

Knowledge Economy International has urged the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Antitrust Division in a letter to investigate the relationship between Sanofi and Shire. The organization writes that Fabry patients are losing because of potential collusion between the parties.

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