HC Deb 26 April 1994 vol 242 c149W
16. Mr. Jim Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action she plans to take to reduce expenditure on drugs in the national health service.

Dr. Mawhinney

The Government have introduced a number of initiatives to encourage effective prescribing. Our aim is to reduce the rate of growth in the national health service drugs bill, while ensuring that people get the medicines they need.