Harris hopes EU link-up will drive down drug prices

It is understood that Harris will ask the government to approve his intention to formally signal Ireland’s interest in joining an existing collaboration between four countries on drug pricing and supply

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
11th February, 2018

It has emerged that Minister for Health Simon Harris wants to team up with a group of EU countries to negotiate better drug prices.

It is understood that Harris will ask the government to approve his intention to formally signal Ireland’s interest in joining an existing collaboration between four countries, known as the BeNeLuxA Initiative on drug pricing and supply. The four countries are Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Austria.

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