HC Deb 13 November 1969 vol 791 cc148-9W
71. Mr. W. T. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now take steps to implement the recommendation of the Committee on the Safety of Drugs, that drug containers should be labelled with the name of the contents unless the prescribing doctor specifies otherwise.

Mr. Crossman

The position is that the Pharmaceutical Society has agreed in principle but when opinion amongst retail chemists throughout the country was consulted they indicated that they were unwilling to adopt it. I hope that with further consideration there will be a change of opinion.