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Prescription Charges

Volume 201: debated on Monday 13 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the items currently in common use by GPs or consultants for which more than one prescription charge is made under current legislation and regulations but which are currently packaged as one item by the manufacturers.

A prescription charge is payable in respect of each quantity of a drug or appliance dispensed, unless the patient is exempt. In the case of items supplied in a combination pack, therefore, each separate item carries a separate prescription charge. The fact that for convenience two or more individual preparations may be supplied in one pack does not alter the patient's liability for prescription charges.Unless the patient is otherwise exempt, or holds a valid prepayment certificate, the following items in common use attract more than one prescription charge when supplied against a NHS prescription:

  • Betadine Pessaries with Applicator and VC Kit
  • Betadine Vaginal Gel with Applicator and VC Kit
  • Canesten Duopak
  • Cyclo-Progynora Combination Pack Tablets
  • Daktarin Twin Pack
  • Diprosone Duopack
  • Ecostatin Twin Pack
  • Estrapak 50
  • Flagyl Compak
  • Gyno-Daktarin Combipack
  • Gyno-Pevaryl 1 CP Pack
  • Gyno-Pavaryl 150 Combipack
  • Lasix + K Combination Pack 'Tablets
  • Migraleve Tablets Duo Pack
  • Migralift Tablets Duo Pack
  • Napratec Combination Pack Tablets
  • Nuvelle Tablets
  • Nystan Triple Pack
  • Pabrinex Intramuscular High Potency
  • Pabrinex Intramuscular Maintenance
  • Pabrinex Intravenous High Potency
  • Parentrovite Intramuscular High Potency
  • Parentrovite Intramuscular Maintenance
  • Parentrovite Intravenous High Potency
  • Pranavite Slim Diet Plan
  • Prcmpak-C Combination Pack Tablets 0·625 mg
  • Prempak-C Combination Pack Tablets 1·25 mg
  • Syntex Menophase Combination Pack Tablets
  • Trisequens
  • Uvistat Pro-Ski Pack