Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Julian Huppert Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the value is of the rebate payments made by industry under the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme to date; and what proportion of that rebate has been reinvested in (i) healthcare services and (ii) medicines expenditure.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department has received £74 million from members of the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) in respect of PPRS payments for the first quarter of the calendar year 2014 and £76 million in respect of the second quarter. The Department will publish aggregate information on sales reports and payments made under the scheme on a quarterly basis. The first two quarters PPRS payments were published in June and September 2014 respectively and can be found on the Government’s website at:

In respect of England, the anticipated payments in 2014-15 have been passed on to NHS England through the Mandate and as such were included within commissioner allocations.

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