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Wednesday, 10 May 1972
Page: 1509

Senator WILLESEE - I ask the Minister for Health whether a recent requirement has been introduced in Great Britain that bottles of tablets prescribed by medical practitioners must bear labels stating their contents. Will the Minister consider a similar labelling policy for tablets prescribed in Australia?


I can say to the honourable senator that this and other similar matters are currently under examination in my Department. All these matters are considered as they arise. There is no special privilege for anyone in the community in problems such as this. When a country or countries adopt certain procedures in these matters, the question whether they should be applied in our country must very properly be examined in the light of experience in the other places. I shall have the honourable senator's particular question examined and give a reply in due course in the Senate.

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