Boots has revealed it has stopped stocking a pet medicine brand’s products following a review last year.
The pharmacy chain told ICP it has “discontinued” Drontal pet medicine items as Boots no longer has a licence to stock the products.
“We regularly review the range of products we offer our customers and, as part of a review last year, we can confirm we discontinued Drontal pet medicine products. We still offer a range of Frontline pet medicines in approximately 300 stores,” a Boots UK spokesperson said.
Boots went on to confirm to ICP that it no longer has a license for Drontal products and described the move as “a commercial decision.”
The pharmacy chain’s decision could herald an opportunity for independent pharmacies to take advantage by stocking Drontal products.
When the brand’s manufacturer Bayer was asked if it would increase its supply to independents in the UK following Boots’ decision, a Bayer spokesperson said: “As the manufacturers of the Drontal and Advantage range of products, Bayer will continue to ensure its products are available to independent pharmacies across the UK through the key pharmacy wholesalers.”