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Salbutamol: Storage

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 60499, tabled on 21 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of allowing non-prescribed storage of salbutamol inhalers in commercial kitchens.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

30 November 2021

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has not made an assessment of the potential merits of allowing non-prescribed storage of salbutamol inhalers in commercial kitchens. In order to amend Human Medicines Regulations as required, evidence to support such a change should demonstrate that the medicine could be handled safely, used in the proposed emergency circumstances and that any risks could be mitigated.

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