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NHS: Drugs and Medicines

House of Lords written question – answered on 14th May 2014.

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Photo of Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to using the purchasing power of the National Health Service as a major customer of AstraZeneca and Pfizer to ensure that Pfizer honours any undertakings given in the event of a successful takeover of AstraZeneca.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Both companies supply the National Health Service with vital medicines that are used to treat millions of patients each year. It is for clinicians to make prescribing decisions based on their patient’s individual clinical circumstances and our priority is to ensure that patients continue to get the medicines they need.

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