Department of Health written question – answered on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the average cost to the public purse of dispensing a medicine through an (a) internet and (b) high street pharmacy.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

We have made no such assessment. Pharmacies on the pharmaceutical list, and thus eligible to provide National Health Service pharmaceutical services, are required to provide the same essential services and receive the same payment rates based on activity, whether they are internet or high street pharmacies.

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