HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 cc172-3W
71. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that many doctors within the National Health Service are prescribing patent medicines under their trade-names in cases where similar ingredients, if specified in the prescription, could be dispensed at less cost; and what steps he is taking to discourage this practice which involves the unnecessary expenditure of public money.

Mr. Blenkinsop:

A committee appointed by the Central and Scottish Health Services Councils is considering this problem. I shall decide what action may be appropriate on receipt of their report.

88. Mr. Piratin

asked the Minister of Health whether it is his intention to levy charges for prescriptions supplied in hospitals, including those supplied in casualty wards.

Mr. Blenkinsop: