Prescription Drugs

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, what assessment he has made of the effect of taking over-the-counter medicines off prescription in England on (a) prescription charge revenue and (b) health outcomes.

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

No assessment has been made of the effect on prescription charge revenue of the guidance on ‘Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care’.

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