UK Watchdog Fears 'Race To Bottom' On COVID Testing

By Nadia Dreid (September 10, 2021, 7:43 PM EDT) -- The United Kingdom's competition enforcer is worried about the market for COVID-19 testing — specifically that there will be a "race to the bottom" when it comes to the type of testing used to diagnose the novel coronavirus.

The Competition and Markets Authority said Friday that the market for polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests has some unique features "which mean competition alone will not deliver the right outcomes for consumers."

"Buying a PCR travel test is a lottery," CMA head Andrea Coscelli said in a statement. "From complaints about dodgy pricing practices, to unfair terms, to failure to provide tests...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!