Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th June 2022.

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Photo of Anne Marie Morris Anne Marie Morris Conservative, Newton Abbot

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the five highest health gain categories are in respect of the Voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access, published in December 2018.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access is an agreement between the Department, NHS England, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry and manufacturers or suppliers of branded health service medicines which have joined the Scheme. The Voluntary Scheme includes an objective of reaching the upper quartile of uptake, in relation to comparator countries, for the five highest health gain categories during the first half of the Voluntary Scheme. The five categories of medicines identified by NHS England to deliver high health gain are:

- Cystic fibrosis (CFTR modulators, ivacaftor, lumacaftor/ ivacaftor and tezacaftor/ ivacaftor);

- Severe asthma (biologics);

- Smoking cessation with varenicline;

- Atrial fibrillation and thromboembolism (anticoagulants); and

- Hepatitis C (antiretrovirals).

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