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The Fair Trade Commission in Japan searched 4 medical supply companies - JAPAN MEDICAL DYNAMIC MARKETING INC., DEPUY JAPAN INC., STRYKER JAPAN K.K. AND ZIMMER K.K - on suspicion that they had formed a cartel to fix prices to counter a change in reimbursement of artificial joints. An official of DEPUY JAPAN denied the charge, while ZIMMER noted that its pricing policies strictly comply with Japanese government regulations. (The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri, 10/18/01; Zimmer Holdings, Inc., 10/18/01)