Brexit: Tory minister Raab admits US will be free to raise prices for drugs bought by NHS
- Dominic Raab has admitted that the US will be free to charge higher prices for drugs bought by the NHS after Brexit, but insisted the prospect is “hugely unlikely”.
- Asked if Washington would be free to “jack up prices”, the foreign secretary replied: “The Americans will take their decisions.”
- He then said: “I think it’s hugely unlikely, why would they do that?” Sky News interviewer Adam Boulton responded: “To get more money, that’s why.”
- The comments come after documents released by Labour revealed that drug pricing has been discussed by US and UK negotiators in exploratory talks.
Source: The Independent