Prescription Drugs: Fees and Charges

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd August 2020.

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Photo of Mary Glindon Mary Glindon Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have had to pay for an additional prescription as a result of their medication being recalled as a result of safety concerns in each year since 2015.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

If a prescription item is recalled, the patient is issued with a new prescription for an alternative product which will then be dispensed as a separate item. The prescriptions data systems are unable to identify this as a replacement product, therefore this information is not held centrally.

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