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Anti-competitive behaviour in market for hydrocortisone tablets

Geoff Riley

4th March 2017

On the surface this is a classic example of anti-competitive behaviour in a duopolistic market.

The CMA has alleged that Concordia and Actavis signed illegal agreements which enabled high prices for a life-saving drug to be prolonged. Naturally the announcement has brought a wave of criticism for the businesses involved because the cost of higher prices for drugs routinely used in the NHS are ultimately paid for by the taxpayer.

You can read more about the case here on the CMA website

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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