Prescriptions: Females

Department of Health written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce the level of prescription drug-taking among women.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Decisions on appropriate treatments for individuals are a matter for the clinician who is caring for them in consultation the individual themselves and their carers, as appropriate. It is important that patients should have access to the medicines their clinicians feel is best suited to treat them.

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