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Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

Volume 715: debated on Monday 30 November 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 in order to allow independent nurse and pharmacist independent prescribers to access the whole of the British National Formulary, including all controlled drugs. [HL121]

The Government plan to amend the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (as amended) imminently in order to expand the range of controlled drugs that can be prescribed independently by nurse independent prescribers and to enable pharmacist independent prescribers independently to prescribe controlled drugs.