HC Deb 15 October 1968 vol 770 c84W
54. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Minister of Health if he will issue a further Executive Council Note to prescribers to counteract the trend noted by pharmacists to prescribe excessive quantities of medicines to patients since the reimposition of prescription charges.

Mr. K. Robinson

The circular I am about to issue on pre-payment certificates will repeat an earlier suggestion that it should not normally be necessary for doctors to prescribe in larger quantities than they would consider necessary on clinical grounds.