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NHS: Drugs

Question for Department of Health

UIN 52905, tabled on 15 November 2016

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.

Answered on

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.

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Department of Health and Social Care