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Cancer: Drugs

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what unit cost the NHS pays for the drug cetuximab; what price for cetuximab it charges patients being seen privately in an NHS setting; and what estimate he has made of the full market price per unit. (210471)

[holding answer 12 June 2008]: As listed in the “British National Formulary”, hospitals purchasing cetuximab pay the following prices:

£

100 milligram (mg)/50 millilitre (ml) vial

136.50

100 mg/20 ml vial

136.50

500 mg/100 ml vial

682.50

The Department does not hold information on charges made by the national health service to private patients.