Drug giant Pfizer is fined £84Million for ripping off NHS by
Drug giant Pfizer has been fined £84million for ripping off the NHS by hiking the cost of an anti-epilepsy drug by 2,600 per cent.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said drug maker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma broke competition law when they increased the cost of a medicine used by around 48,000 patients in the UK.
The watchdog said their moves saw the cost to the NHS of phenytoin sodium capsules rocket from around £2million a year in 2012 to about £50 million in 2013 - far more than Pfizer was charging in any other European country...