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Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

The National Health Service (NHS) spends about £9 billion a year on branded prescription medicines in the UK. The Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) is the mechanism which the Department of Health (on behalf of the UK health departments) uses to ensure that the NHS has access to good quality branded medicines at reasonable prices. The scheme seeks to achieve a balance between reasonable prices for the NHS and a fair return for the industry to enable it to research, develop and market new and improved medicines.

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