State’s biggest drug supplier excluded from price talks

The existing agreement that the state has with the pharmaceutical sector is due to expire at the end of this month

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
25th October, 2015
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar

The biggest supplier of medicines in the state will be excluded from talks on a new drug pricing agreement, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said.

The company, Teva, recently established the Healthcare Enterprise Alliance (HEA), which includes large generic manufacturers Mylan and Krka Pharmaceuticals.

The three companies, which employ approximately 2,000 people across the country, claimed the state could get savings of approximately €130 million on medicines that are supplied in hospitals, as well...

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