10257 - Prescription Drugs (Answered)

Jim Shannon
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will hold discussions with representatives of the pharmaceuticals industry on the potential merits of the use of identity cards for the use of prescription drugs to minimise misuse of such drugs.

George Freeman

We have no plans to do so.

My Rt. hon. Friend the Home Secretary commissioned the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to explore the potential for medical and social harms arising from the diversion and illicit supply of prescription drugs.

The Committee’s report is expected later this year and we will consider its conclusions carefully.