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Gaviscon maker to pay £10 million for antitrust law breach

Emma Barraclough, London


The UK competition watchdog the Office for Fair Trading has fined Reckitt Benckiser £10.2 million ($16 million) after the company admitted abusing its dominant position when supplying heartburn medicines to the National Health Service

In February, the OFT said that it had sent a Statement of Objections to the maker of Gaviscon alleging that the company tried to reduce competition by withdrawing and de-listing its National Health Service packs of Gaviscon Original Liquid from...


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