The European Commission yesterday referred scrutiny of the pounds 650m bid by Gehe
Saturday 23 March 1996
Karel van Miert, the commissioner in charge of competition policy, said Gehe-Lloyds and UniChem would have over two-thirds of the wholesale market to independent chemists following a merger and the market share would be "significantly higher" in certain regions. They would be the only two wholesalers operating in the whole of the UK and supplying a full range of pharmaceutical products.
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