– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 9th November 2000.

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Photo of Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Gibson Scottish National Party

Question S1W-10673

To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-10242 by Susan Deacon on 18 October 2000, what steps it is taking to collate data on the number of branded prescriptions dispensed where a generic equivalent exists.

Photo of Susan Deacon Susan Deacon Labour

Data is regularly made available to health boards and Primary Care Trusts to identify recurring potential savings which might be achieved by further generic prescribing by practitioners in their area.

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