To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spent on branded drugs after the rebate from the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme as a proportion of total expenditure in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2015-16.
23 November 2016
The Department is unable to provide an accurate split of expenditure on branded and generic drugs.
Total drug spend as a proportion of total departmental expenditure in 2010-11 was 12.5%.
Total drug spend net of Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme payment in 2015-16 was 12.4% of total departmental expenditure.