Proposal to abolish resale price maintenance on medicines

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7053.360 (Published 10 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:360

Resale price maintenance must continue

  1. John Ferguson
  1. Secretary Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, London SE1 7JN

    EDITOR,—I understand that the chief executive of the supermarket group Asda, Mr Archie Norman, has written to doctors urging them to indicate their support for his campaign for the abolition of resale price maintenance on medicines (whereby retailers cannot sell an item at a price below that recommended by the manufacturer). I trust that, after careful consideration of the implications, doctors will decide to take no such action, or perhaps …

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