Prescription Drugs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd April 2022.

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Photo of Baroness Rawlings Baroness Rawlings Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many drugs which have received regulatory approval since January 2019 are only available through the NHS and cannot be prescribed by private physicians.

Photo of Lord Kamall Lord Kamall The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

All authorised medicines and vaccines regulated by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) can be prescribed by a prescribing clinician as a private prescription. However, the decision to place a medicine or vaccine on the private market is a matter for the individual manufacturer. Information on drugs which have received the MHRA’s approval and solely available through the National Health Service is not held centrally.

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