01 MAR 2012

Health: Prescription Drugs

Paul Uppal: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken by his Department to ensure that the demand for prescription medications is met.

Simon Burns (Minister of State (Health), Health): There are existing legal duties on manufacturers and distributors to ensure appropriate and continued supplies of medicines to pharmacies within the limits of their responsibilities, so that the needs of patients are met. The Department continues to work closely with supply chain stakeholders to ensure patients receive the medicines they need.

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