If the UK National Health Service offers free prescriptions to certain groups of society, How is the medicine payed for ?

My question is do the various drug companies have a 'deal' with the NHS to offer lower priced drugs for NHS use, and what is that deal exactly ?

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    You do not necessarily get free prescriptions just because you are disabled. See nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/… – Chris Rogers Sep 5 '18 at 6:45
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    I'm not questioning peoples eligibility for free prescriptions, I'm asking for a breakdown of how free prescriptions are paid for. – andersj Sep 5 '18 at 10:35
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's a political question, not about health. – Carey Gregory Sep 5 '18 at 18:14
  • Thanks Carey, have moved the question to the political stack exchange. – andersj Sep 6 '18 at 10:30

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