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    Default Your NHS prescription cost is not “realistic”

    The price your families will pay for a US - U.K. trade deal: increased costs for medications.

    In return for the bankers getting even wealthier.

    After Brexit, a U.S. Trade Deal - WSJ


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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian View Post
    The price your families will pay for a US - U.K. trade deal: increased costs for medications.

    In return for the bankers getting even wealthier.

    After Brexit, a U.S. Trade Deal - WSJ

    Well if something good comes of Brexit, it may well be the dismantling of the NHS and its replacement by a fit-for-purpose insurance-based scheme.
    Wonder if the gammons will like that though.

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    The way US negotiators are going to argue this is that NHS is an effectively monopolistic resellers who exercises too much of a leverage, so it's only fair that drugs are sold on per NHS Trust level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    The way US negotiators are going to argue this is that NHS is an effectively monopolistic resellers who exercises too much of a leverage, so it's only fair that drugs are sold on per NHS Trust level.
    Indeed. The NHS is ineffective in many ways, as shown in my links above, but as the primary almost monopolistic payer in the UK it has a powerful downward effect on drug prices.
    The Yanks aren't going to stand for that in any trade deal.
    The gammon won't know what's hit them.
    And they thoroughly deserve all the pain (literal and financial) that's coming their way.
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