Controlling the Drugs Bill

Developments in the online sale of pharmaceuticals in the EU

The NHS drugs bill (reportedly over £15.2 billion in 2015-16) recently came into sharp focus following news reports highlighting dramatic price increases for longstanding generic drugs. Examples frequently cited include the anti-epilepsy drug phenytoin sodium, which had a reported price hike of up to 2,600 percent, and hydrocortisone tablets, the price of which reportedly increased by more than 12,000 percent.

Full article published on pages 26 - 27 in PharmaTimes Magazine - July 2017.

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