DEREGULATION OF MEDICINE PRICES IN THE UK

 

"Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic." --- Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin (1973) "Science and Scientism" 

 

 

The Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom appointed me as a member of the Restrictive Practices Court to hear a case on Retail Price Maintenance (RMP) involving medicaments. It was the last case of RPM which was lawful in the United Kingdom. The trial started on the 24th of April 2001 at the Royal Court of Justice, London, and came to an end on the 15th of May 2001. RPM on medicines is now unlawful in the United Kingdom. As soon as the case ended, super markets across the country started giving discounts (up to 50%) on branded medicines. For four BBC reports on the case, click on 1 2 3 4

 

 

 

 

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