Lifesciences/healthcare to continue as a key priority area for the OFT into 2006/7

United Kingdom

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is consulting on its draft Annual Plan for 2006/7, in which it confirms its continued interest in the lifesciences/healthcare area.

The OFT notes that it intends to develop a strategy for its work in healthcare which “defines [the OFT’s] role, messages and targets for advocacy and enforcement actions.”

Any comments on the draft Annual Plan (for the full text click here, this will open a PDF in a new window) should be submitted by 6 February 2006.