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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-14016: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 23 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what consultation it is having with stakeholders to inform its assessment of ways to maximise opportunities for access to repurposed off-patent medicines.

Answered by: Shona Robison 30 January 2018

A Short Life Working Group was established in 2017 to look at off label cancer medicines. The work of this group supports one of the key ambitions of our national cancer strategy, that is, to maximise the opportunities of increasing access to off patent drugs. In order to develop a proposal on a national approach the Group has sought views from a range of key stakeholders.