Brexit: Tory minister Raab admits US will be free to raise prices for drugs bought by NHS

6th January 2020 / NewsBits
  • 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



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