§ Lord Molson
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What savings have resulted from the introduction of the Selected List Scheme of National Health Services drugs.
§ Baroness Trumpington
Information from the Prescription Pricing Authority indicates that the Selected List Scheme saved £75 million on the drugs bill in 1985–1986. The saving in each of the seven therapeutic groups was:
As forecast, this initiative has thus released £75 million for the continuing growth in the National Health Service.
£ million Cough and Cold remedies 22 Analgesics for mild to moderate pain 19 Indigestion remedies 8 Vitamins 7½ Laxatives 2 Bitters and Tonics 1 Benzodiazepine Sedatives and Tranquillisers 15½