[9 January/Stuff Business]

The Commerce Commission has warned Vetlife, a Timaru based vet group over alleged price fixing in 2015.  Vetlife operates 17 practices in the South Island and the warning relates to a complaint over the pricing for the sale of a prescription of Cepravin to a long standing customer by a third party practice.  The Commerce Commission noted that the warning was a reminder to Vetlife, veterinarians and businesses in general that they need to make independent decisions about pricing of products.  The Commission has not named the other practice as they have decided to take no action against them despite neither party submitting a competitive price to the customer as a result of their agreement.