HC Deb 12 April 1989 vol 150 c617W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he will consider making BM test BC strip available on prescription; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellor

[holding answer 11 April 1989]: I would consider any application from the suppliers for the inclusion of this strip on the list of chemical reagents prescribable by general practitioners. Whether such an application would be successful would depend on the likely level of demand and the price. The strips currently prescribable meet the needs of most diabetics. Other types of strip are available through the hospital service.