§ Mr. G. Thomas
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the purchase of Riddobrou for use in hospitals costs the hospital service 60s. 11d. for 91W 100 grams, whereas the British Pharmaceutical Codex alternative costs 4s. 6d. per 100 grams, plus the cost of five minutes' work by the pharmacist; and what action he proposes to take to encourage the use of the alternative.
§ Mr. Blenkinsop
This is part of the wider problem of encouraging the use of standard rather than proprietary preparations. A committee of the Central Health Services Council is working on it, and its findings are from time to time brought to the attention of hospital staffs.