Early day motion 2801

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SHORTAGE OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES

That this House is deeply concerned that prescription drugs intended for UK patients are being sold abroad; notes that a recent survey of pharmacists found that 85 per cent. were very concerned that patients were being adversely affected by shortages of such drugs; further notes with alarm research that found 40 per cent. of pharmacists had seen patients hospitalised because of the problem; and calls on the Government to hold urgent discussions on what can be done to combat this immoral activity with devastating consequences.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 07.03.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 06.03.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 01.03.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 16.04.2012
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 23.04.2012
Dobson, Frank Labour Party Holborn and St Pancras 24.04.2012
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 07.03.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 05.03.2012
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 23.04.2012
Glass, Pat Labour Party North West Durham 07.03.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 05.03.2012
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 20.03.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 05.03.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 01.03.2012
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 01.03.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 07.03.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 06.03.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 01.03.2012
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 14.03.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 29.02.2012
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 05.03.2012
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 06.03.2012
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 06.03.2012
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 29.02.2012

Amendment 2801A1 - SHORTAGE OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES

  • Session: 2010-12
  • Date tabled: 14.03.2012
  • Primary sponsor: Irranca-Davies, Huw
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    at end add `agrees with Patients Association Chief Executive Katherine Murphy who said having access to medicines prescribed by a doctor when a patient needs them is a basic right; welcomes the investigation into medicine shortages by the All-Party Pharmacy Group; notes that recent surveys of pharmacies and feedback from local pharmaceutical committees and primary care trusts and health boards across England and Wales indicate that the supply chain problems are worsening; urges the Government to commission immediately an independent survey of the effects of the supply chain problems on pharmacies, dispensing doctors and patients; further urges the Government to assess the economic burden across the supply chain from dispenser to manufacturer; and finally, urges the Government to act promptly to resolve the matter in the best interest of patients across the UK.'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Irranca-Davies, Huw Labour Party Ogmore 14.03.2012