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Pharmaceutical Services

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on recent developments in single-channel pharmaceutical wholesale distribution, with particular reference to (a) security of supplies and (b) cost-effectiveness to the national health service. (110313)

We will monitor any new arrangements. If the changes result in shortages, disruptions to supply, any additional costs to the national health service, or have a detrimental affect on funding pharmacy contractors, then we will seek to ensure the corrective action is taken.