Competition – guidance

Care home medicines case: cartel enforcement lessons

Lessons learned from the care home medicines case about cartel enforcement and compliance with the law.



In 2014, 2 pharmaceutical companies were found to have entered into an illegal market-sharing agreement which resulted in fines of over £370,000.

Market sharing is a serious form of cartel activity that can damage the economy and cause consumer harm.

This document sets out what lessons can be learned from the case and what businesses can do to make sure they comply with the law.