Coronavirus: Drugs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th March 2020.

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Photo of Sam Tarry Sam Tarry Labour, Ilford South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the NHS has an adequate supply of antiviral and immune therapy drugs to treat patients; and what the timescale is for the supply of those drugs to be sufficient to meet demand.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Department and Public Health England hold, or have contracts with suppliers for, stockpiles of a wide range of essential medicines. The Department is working closely with industry, the National Health Service and others in the supply chain to help ensure patients can access the medicines they need.

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