Drugs: Prices

Department of Health written question – answered on 31st July 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Mobarik Baroness Mobarik Conservative

Her Majesty's Government which public body is responsible for enforcing regulations concerning the retail prices of medicines; and what enforcement mechanisms are in place to sanction non-compliant retailers.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The price of over-the-counter medicines charged by retailers is not subject to regulatory control. Competition between retailers acts to prevent excessive prices.

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