Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations — Proposal to Revoke — Pharmacist Substitution of Medicines — Drug Packaging — Naloxone Hydrochloride — 18 Mar 2019 at 20:43
The majority of MPs voted to allow pharmacists to follow a 'serious shortage protocol' and supply medicines which differ in form, quantity or strength from what was ordered by the prescriber; to require a unique identifier and an anti-tampering device on the packaging of certain medicines; and to enable drug treatment services to supply Naloxone Hydrochloride for administration in emergencies involving a heroin overdose.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 62), dated 14 January 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 18 January, be revoked.
- * A requirement for the packaging of certain medicines to carry a unique identifier and an anti-tampering device.
- * Enabling pharmacists to substitute different strength, quantity or pharmaceutical forms of prescription only medicines to that ordered by the prescriber, under a under a ‘serious shortage protocol’ set out by a minister, or ministers.
- * To extend the exemption enabling drug treatment services to supply Naloxone Hydrochloride for administration in emergencies involving a heroin overdose.
-  Explanatory memorandum to the Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 62), dated 14 January 2019, Legislation.gov.uk
-  Directive 2011/62/EU (the Falsified Medicines Directive), Official Journal of the European Union
-  Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/161(the Delegated Regulation), Official Journal of the European Union
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||276 (+2 tell)||1||0||88.9%|
|Lab||0||193 (+2 tell)||0||79.6%|
|Anne Marie Morris||Newton Abbot||Con (front bench)||aye|