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Private Patients (Pharmaceutical Prescriptions)

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Health what representations he has received requesting that medicines prescribed by doctors outside the National Health Service may be supplied to patients, free of charge, as part of that Service; and what reply he has made.

I have received a number of representations to that effect, but could hold out no prospect of legislation to permit such an arrangement, which would in any case mean a substantial increase in the cost of pharmaceutical services.