Andrew Taylor and Nick Warren have contributed the foreword to e-Competitions’ latest special issue on healthcare.

The article reviews a wide range of antitrust and merger cases in the European health sector in recent years, and identifies several common themes. These include the tension between the application of competition law to suppliers of healthcare services and wider healthcare policy, the propensity for anticompetitive agreements between healthcare professionals, and challenges around ensuring competitive procurement processes given extensive government expenditure.

The article can be accessed from Concurrences (subscription required).