Let's hope then that the drug companies will agree to reduce the costs of some drugs and that the NHS can get a better deal from them.
Patients in England may face delays getting new drugs or go without them if NHS bosses proceed with plans to try to cut the cost of expensive treatments. The proposals will mean only those drugs that cost less than £20m a year will be paid for - about a fifth of new treatments cost more than this. Above that level, NHS bosses will enter talks with drug companies to try to get the price down. It comes amid mounting pressure on the health service.