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WAQ78575 (e) Tabled on 11/07/2019

What consideration has the Welsh Government given to the establishment of a patient access scheme for Liothyronine in Wales?

Answered by Minister for Health and Social Services Answered on 16/07/2019

The Welsh Government has given no consideration to establishing a patient access scheme (PAS) for liothyronine.  

PAS arrangements are made under the 2019 Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access.  A PAS proposes a discount, rebate or other variation from the list price of a branded medicine when it is purchased by the NHS.  Liothyronine is a generic medicine, the price of which is determined by its manufacturer, with the cost of liothyronine to the NHS reflecting the price its manufacturers charge suppliers such as pharmacies. 

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