Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th September 2018.

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Photo of Darren Jones Darren Jones Labour, Bristol North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to establish a formal mechanism to (a) involve and (b) listen to patient groups during the next Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme negotiations.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Patient groups have made a valuable input to the development of proposals for a new medicines pricing scheme through correspondence and meetings. While the formal negotiations are confidential between industry and the Government, we will, with the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, continue this dialogue as the negotiations progress.

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