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Price fall of ‘most costly drug’ set to save the NHS £150m a year

 

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Price fall of ‘most costly drug’ set to save the NHS £150m a year

NHS hospitals stand to save £150m a year as the NHS’s most costly drug becomes cheaper.

Adalimumab is the single medicine on which hospitals spend the most, at a cost of more than £400 million a year. As the patent has now expired, most patients can now expect to be treated with a much cheaper ‘biosimilar’.

At least 80% of existing patients should be switched to the best value equivalent within 12 months, NHS England has told CCGs and trusts. More....