HC Deb 27 April 1976 vol 910 c84W
Mrs. Chalker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he intends to introduce proposals to limit the prescription of certain proprietary drugs.

Dr. Owen

No. The great majority of commonly used drugs, particularly the most modern drugs, are available only in proprietary form. To limit the prescription of proprietary drugs would thus deny patients the benefits of the latest scientific advances.