UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: NHS hospital selling drugs abroad beggars belief says Lamb

Press Release   •   Feb 17, 2010 09:25 GMT

“The revelations about the activities of this hospital require an urgent investigation by the Department of Health," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary.

Commenting on reports that an NHS hospital sold millions of pounds worth of hospital drugs intended for NHS use onto the export market, despite Government warnings, Norman Lamb said:

“To find out that an NHS Trust has been making money from potentially fatal problems in the availability of drugs beggars belief.

“Patients across the UK have been put at risk by the dramatic increase in the export of pharmaceuticals.

“The revelations about the activities of this hospital require an urgent investigation by the Department of Health.”