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NHS: Drugs

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on branded drugs after the rebate from the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme as a proportion of total expenditure in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2015-16.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department is unable to provide an accurate split of expenditure on branded and generic drugs.

Total drug spend as a proportion of total departmental expenditure in 2010-11 was 12.5%.

Total drug spend net of Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme payment in 2015-16 was 12.4% of total departmental expenditure.

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