§ Mrs. Ellman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the change in the drug tariff to the NHS for 1,000 thyroxin 100 mcg in actual and percentage terms between November 1998 and November 1999. 456W
§ Mr. Denham
The price in the November 1998 Drug Tariff for a 1,000 pack of thyroxine 100 microgramme tablets was £8.85; the November 1999 Drug Tariff price was £60.16. This is an increase of £51.31 or 580 per cent.