36440 - Drugs: Wholesale Trade (Answered)

Charlotte Leslie
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to increase competition in the pharmaceutical wholesale market.

George Freeman

The United Kingdom has an active and diverse licensed wholesale dealing market for medicinal products for human use which is regulated by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. It is up to individual companies to submit such licence applications.

If there is concern with anti-competiveness, this should be referred to the Competition and Markets Authority.