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Request Reference: 8394 Request Date: 14 Mar 2019
Request: Dear Sir/Madam, Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am requesting the following information on the cost of medicines. 1. What is the monetary value of the pharmacy contractors’ margin – the difference between the amount pharmacies spent purchasing medicines and the amount they were reimbursed – in 2017/18? Please provide the information by email in the form of a Word document. If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request. If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or phone and I will be very happy to clarify what I am asking for and discuss the request, my details are outlined below. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response within 20 working days. If you could please send an acknowledgement on receiving my request that would be much appreciated.

Status: Complete
Response Date: 11 Apr 2019
Response: Please see attached response.