The Labour Party have released uncensored government documents highlighting the risks that US healthcare companies pose to the NHS through potential increases in drug charges.
The papers show details from talks between US and UK officials that took place between July 2017 and July 2019 showing that US firms are keen to discuss drug pricing – mainly by extending patents that stop cheaper generic medicines being used.
The documents come ahead of formal trade talks between the UK and US for a post-Brexit trade deal.
Reading healthcare workers have already highlighted their concerns with the Tories’ plans for the NHS with Amy, a healthcare worker based in Reading stating: “I’ve been a health worker for three years and recently I’ve started treatment for a chronic illness myself – healthcare is literally my life. I do not trust the Tories to deliver the services we need. I am voting Labour.”