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Drugs And Tranquillisers (Prescription)

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether she will advise doctors not to prescribe drugs and tranquillisers without knowing the occupations of the recipients and advising them of the effects of the prescriptions in the case of such occupations as train, bus and lorry drivers.

No. It is for the individual doctor to assess each case bearing in mind all relevant facts. The side effects of tranquillisers and similar drugs are well established, and have been published, and they should be known to practising doctors.