HC Deb 11 December 1967 vol 756 c6W
65. Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that when a woman died her husband returned 15 dozen aminophylline suppositories, 18 choledyl tablets, 200 grammes; 466 cardophyllin tablets; 45 lasix tablets, 45 digoxin tablets, 300 slow-K tablets, and 200 largactil tablets, 25 milligrammes; and what action he is taking to stop this over-prescribing.

Mr. K. Robinson

A number of measures are taken to foster effective and economical prescribing. Doctors have been asked to exercise care over the quantity prescribed, and any apparent instance of excessive quantity is discussed with the doctor concerned. I shall be glad to enquire into this case if the patient's name and address is supplied.