HC Deb 18 March 1993 vol 221 c349W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her Department's policy to oblige pharmacists to inform a patient if an item on a prescription may be obtained more cheaply over the counter.

Dr. Mawhinney

When a doctor prescribes an item which can be bought over the counter at a cost which is less than the prescription charge, there is no objection to the pharamacist selling it to the patient.