I have joined a coalition of MPs and health experts in writing to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, demanding that the UK must not make any new agreement that allows the drug bill to rise even faster than it currently is.
The joint letter was written in response to proposals put forward by pharmaceutical lobbyists, which plans to remove the current cap on the NHS drugs bill, presently set at 2 per cent per year.
These proposals would see UK taxpayers paying an extra £2.5bn per year for medicines, reducing access to treatments for those who need them most.
A new pricing system must be built that ensures fairer prices, more investment in breakthrough treatments, and strong public return for the research and development costs spent by the state of medical research.
Read the full letter here.