HC Deb 15 June 1964 vol 696 c135W
67. Sir M. Stoddart-Scott

asked the Minister of Health what is his present policy with regard to the compulsory labelling of all drugs, unless otherwise ordered by the prescriber; and whether he is aware that such action would in no way restrict doctors' freedom of prescribing.

Mr. Barber

The present practice is for pharmacists to put on the label only what the prescriber instructs. The legal provisions regarding labelling of drugs are now being reviewed in connection with new comprehensive legislation concerning medicines.