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Government and Pharmaceutical Industry Promote Joint Working

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Long-term Leadership Strategy in medicines launched

Government and the pharmaceutical industry joined to launch a strategy that will maintain and strengthen the environment for the industry in the UK while improving health for patients treated in the NHS.

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The Ministerial Industry Strategy Group (MISG), a group made up of ministers, officials and key figures from the pharmaceutical industry, developed the plan known as the Long-Term Leadership Strategy, which looked at improving relations between the NHS and industry to support the better use of cost effective medicines.

Launching the report, Department of Health Minister Lord Hunt said:

"The pharmaceutical industry in the UK has discovered and developed more leading medicines than any other country apart from the USA and as much as the rest of Europe combined.

"The Long-Term Leadership Strategy demonstrates how the relationship between Government and the pharmaceutical industry has matured as we now look to shaping the future environment for medicines. "Pharmaceutical companies also add significant value to the UK economy. The industry spend around