Oral Answers to Questions — Doctors (Dispensing Medicines).

– in the House of Commons on 17th February 1927.

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Photo of Mr James Couper Mr James Couper , Glasgow Maryhill


asked the Minister of Health whether any action is proposed in regard to the representations he has received from the Pharmaceutical Society against the practice of doctors in England and Wales dispensing medicines and supplying medical and surgical requisites?


Legislation would be required to preclude medical practitioners from dispensing and supplying medicines and surgical appliances. I am not prepared, as at present advised, to introduce legislation for this purpose.