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Prescription Costs

Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 20 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will draw the attention of the public to the escalating cost of prescriptions by arranging for their cost to be written on the labels at the time of issue from chemists' shops.

This is among a number of possible means for informing the public about the cost, uses and limitations of modern drugs which is under consideration and which I shall be discussing with the professions concerned.