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Medical Commercial Travellers

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total number of medical commercial travellers promoting drugs to doctors in the National Health Service employed by concerns in membership of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, and the number of general practitioners in the year 1966.

The precise figure for medical representatives is not known: the Association believe it to be something over 3,000. The number of doctors providing full general medical services in England and Wales at 1st October, 1966 was 19,844.