Prescriptions (Proprietary Drugs)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th August 1966.

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Photo of Dr John Dunwoody Dr John Dunwoody , Falmouth and Camborne 12:00 am, 8th August 1966

Would my right hon. Friend consider consulting with the medical profession to see if it would be possible to devise a system by which the cheapest equivalent preparation would be supplied by the chemist, unless the doctor specifically requested a particular manufacturer's product, as from the point of view of treatment this would produce considerable savings at no cost to the patient?