HC Deb 15 November 1983 vol 48 cc427-8W
38. Mr. Andrew MacKay

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a further statement on generic prescribing.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

It is long-standing Government policy to encourage doctors to use the generic or approved names of drugs when prescribing.

We are still considering the implications of the Greenfield report's recommendation on generic substitution by pharmacists when dispensing.

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