HDA UK Media And Political Bulletin – 17 May 2017

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Brexit’s potential health benefits
Financial Times, Alasdair Breckenridge, 16 May 2017

Sir Alasdair Breckenridge, former chairman of the UK Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Products Agency (MHRA) contends that Brexit will have significant disruptive effects on medicines regulation and the future of the pharmaceutical industry. However, it also offers potential advantages if politicians and policymakers commit to an alternative course. Key to this would be incorporating health technology assessment (HTA) into a reformed regulator. This would result in more rapid and efficient overall assessment, as well as greater bargaining power over drug pricing.

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HDA UK Media And Political Bulletin – 17 May 2017

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