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1982 No. 27

MEDICINES

The Medicines (Pharmacy and General Sale—Exemption) Amendment Order 1982

Made

14th January 1982

Laid before Parliament

21st January 1982

Coming into Operation

11th February 1982

The Secretary of State concerned with health in England, the Secretaries of State respectively concerned with health and with agriculture in Wales and in Scotland, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland and the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland, acting jointly, in exercise of powers conferred by sections 57(1) and (2) and 129(4) of the Medicines Act 1968 and now vested in them(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, after consulting such organisations as appear to them to be representative of interests likely to be substantially affected by this order pursuant to section 129(6) of that Act, and after taking into account the advice of the Medicines Commission pursuant to section 129(7) of that Act, hereby make the following order:—

Citation and commencement

1.  This order may be cited as the Medicines (Pharmacy and General Sale—Exemption) Amendment Order 1982 and shall come into operation on 11th February 1982.

Amendment of order

2.  In Part I of Schedule 1 to the Medicines (Pharmacy and General Sale—Exemption) Order 1980 paragraph 1 (exemption for sale or supply of medicinal products by state registered chiropodists) is amended by substituting for the entry in column 2 (medicinal products to which the exemption applies) the following entry:—

1.  Medicinal products on a general sale list which are for external use and are not veterinary drugs and the following pharmacy medicines for external use:—

(a)Potassium permanganate crystals or solution;

(b)ointment of heparinoid and hyaluronidase; and

(c)products containing, as their only active ingredients, any of the following substances, at a strength, in the case of each substance, not exceeding that specified in relation to that substance:—

9.0

per cent Borotannic complex

10.0 per cent Buclosamide

3.0 per cent Chlorquinaldol

1.0 per cent Clotrimazole

10.0 per cent Crotamiton

5.0 per cent Diamthazole hydrochloride

1.0 per cent Econazole nitrate

1.0 per cent Fenticlor

10.0 per cent Glutaraldehyde

0.4 per cent Hydrargaphen

2.0 per cent Mepyramine maleate

2.0 per cent Miconazole nitrate

2.0 per cent Phenoxypropan-2-ol

20.0 per cent Podophyllum resin

10.0 per cent Polynoxylin

70.0 per cent Pyrogallol

70.0 per cent Salicylic acid

0.1 per cent Thiomersal..

Norman Fowler

Secretary of State for Social Services

12th January 1982

Nicholas Edwards

Secretary of State for Wales

13th January 1982

George Younger

Secretary of State for Scotland

14th January 1982

IN WITNESS whereof the official seal of the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is hereunto affixed on 13th January 1982.

L.S.

Peter Walker

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Sealed with the official seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland this 13th day of January 1982.

L.S.

N. Dugdale

Permanent Secretary

Sealed with the official seal of the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland this 13th day of January 1982.

J.A. Young

Permanent Secretary

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order amends the Medicines (Pharmacy and General Sale—Exemption) Order 1980 by extending the range of products which may be sold or supplied by state registered chiropodists free from the restrictions on retail transactions in medicinal products imposed by the Medicines Act 1968 by sections 52 (pharmacy only) and 53 (conditions for sale of products on a general sale list).

(1)

In the case of the Secretaries of State concerned with health in England and in Wales by virtue of Article 2(2) of, and Schedule 1 to, the Transfer of Functions (Wales) Order 1969 (S.I. 1969/388); in the case of the Secretary of State concerned with agriculture in Wales by virtue of Article 2(3) of, and Schedule 1 to, the Transfer of Functions (Wales) (No. 1) Order 1978 (S.I. 1978/272); and in the case of the Northern Ireland Departments by virtue of section 40 of, and Schedule 5 to, the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 (c. 36), and section 1(3) of, and paragraph 2(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to, the Northern Ireland Act 1974 (c. 28).

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