JEREMY Hunt has proposed food bank-style ‘medicine banks’ where people can donate unwanted and possibly out-of-date medicines.
The health secretary, who is roundly hated by everyone, said that following the success of food banks Britain was ready for a medical equivalent.
Hunt said: “People could give unfinished bottles of Calpol and bandages that were only worn for a brief period before they dropped off in a bath to their local medicine banks.
”Even a half drunk bottle of Buckfast has medicinal qualities.
“Maybe someone found a wrap of cocaine in their flat after moving in and didn’t know what do with it, well they can bring it down.
“Even if you find a sturdy stick while out for a walk, that could make a good splint.”