Phenytoin

Health written question – answered on 13th December 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Bingham Andrew Bingham Conservative, High Peak

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on the increase in the cost of the drug phenytoin.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

We have received a number of representations from hon. Members, representative groups, colleagues in the national health service and the manufacturer about the recent increase in the price of phenytoin capsules, following the acquisition of the marketing authorisation by Flynn Pharma Ltd from Pfizer and the effects on NHS budgets.

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