I propose to take Questions Nos. 551 and 552 together.
Adrenaline pens, as injectable medicines, may only be supplied on foot of a prescription. However, there is provision in the Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) Regulations which permits pharmacists, in emergency circumstances, to supply certain prescription-only medicines, including adrenaline pens, without a prescription. My Department is currently examining the possibility of amending the Regulations to facilitate the wider availability of adrenaline pens without prescription in emergency situations, by persons trained in the administration of these pens.