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Veterinary medicines
Practices can stop displaying lists of ‘top 10’ medicines

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VETERINARY practices no longer need to include information on a poster in their waiting rooms listing the top 10 medicines they supply and what they cost.

The RCVS announced on March 11 that, following discussions, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) had agreed that the requirement to display the information could be dropped, initially for a six-month period.

The requirement was introduced in 2005 following an investigation by the Competition Commission. It was among a range of measures demanded by the Competition Commission to eliminate what it described as anticompetitive practices …

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