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Life, Death and Enormous Amounts of Money

With the NHS facing deep cuts across the board, just how much should we be spending on medicines to treat a few rare diseases? Kenneth Macdonald investigates the drugs industry where lifesaving medicines can cost as much as a quarter-of-a-million pounds per patient, per year. Are the pharmaceutical companies pricing their drugs fairly? And how much longer can the NHS afford to pay these prices?

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 16 Jan 2013 22:35
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only

Credits

Role Contributor
ReporterKenneth MacDonald
ProducerEmma Snodgrass
DirectorEmma Snodgrass

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