HC Deb 14 March 1972 vol 833 cc56-7W
55. Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will investigate the methods used to provide humidifiers in medicinal tablet containers and take steps to ensure that the sachet process is used in order to prevent elderly people who cannot or do not read the small print mistaking such humidifying capsules for the tablets which they have been medically prescribed.

Sir K. Joseph

I understand that various dehumidifiers are in use depending on the size, nature and content of the pack. I am not aware of any adverse effects from present methods but will arrange for discussion with the pharmaceutical industry.