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Prescription Drugs: Fees and Charges

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL7134, tabled on 22 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have had to pay for an additional prescription each year if their medication has been recalled due to safety concerns in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, (3) 2017, (4) 2018, and (5) 2019.

Answered on

20 August 2020

If a prescription item is recalled, the patient is issued with a new prescription for an alternative product which will then be dispensed as a separate item. The prescriptions data systems are unable to identify this as a replacement product; therefore, this information is not held centrally.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care