Medicines (Parallel Exports)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons am 2:30 pm ar 30 Mawrth 2010.

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Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Health Services), Department of Health 2:30, 30 Mawrth 2010

Research and development money is only part of the issue. The key issue is that patients are sometimes not getting the medicines that they need. That is what parallel exporting is all about; it is not so much about the research and development that takes place in a number of centres. When patients go to the chemist, they want to know that the medicines they need will be there.