§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if anti-malarial tablets are available on prescription on the NHS; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Malone
Anti-malarial tablets for prophylaxis when travelling to endemic areas are available from travel clinics or from general practitioners on private prescription. Anti-malarial drugs may be prescribed on the national health service if they are being used for the treatment of malaria or for other medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis.