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Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

Volume 540: debated on Thursday 23 February 2012

“The Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme—11th Report to Parliament” has been published today.

The Department published the first report on the “Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme” (PPRS) in 1996 following a comment by the Health Committee that the “Department of Health should introduce greater transparency into the PPRS”. Since then, the Department has published a report to Parliament on the operation and management of the scheme most years, the last report being December 2009. This latest report covers an update on the operation of the 2009 scheme, and other developments on PPRS since the last report. In addition, an update has been provided on innovation provisions under the 2009 scheme, Government support for the life science industry and an update on international price comparisons.

A copy has been placed in the Library. Copies are available for hon. Members from the Vote office and for noble Lords from the Printed Paper Office.