Log In
Thursday 24th May 2018

Drug groups urged to lower NHS prices

7th October 2008

The government is putting pressure on pharmaceutical companies to provide new medication at lower cost, with the idea that the health service would pay more if the drug proves to have significant benefits to patients.

The government sees the scheme as a way of coping with the top-up payment issue, where patients could pay to top-up their own treatments with medication which the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence had said was "clinically effective" but had not approved for NHS treatment.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Drug groups urged to lower NHS prices
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 8648
Date Added: 7th Oct 2008


The Financial Times

Recent Related Articles

Vegetables could lower risk of Alzheimer's

Exercises to lower arthritis pain

Three cups of this tea could lower high blood pressure


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based applications for healthcare
© Mayden Foundation 2018