P2b7 CEEFAX 207 Sat 1 Apr 00:13/05        Health minister Mr David Mellor has criticised doctors for using too lbny brand-name drugs, as new figures show prescription costs hitting record highs A De0artment of Health report says the cost of prescriptions rose by eight per cent in real terms in 0:86-7 to a total of £1,537 ljllion. Mr Mellor said he expected GP's to pay more attention to their prescriptions in furure with a view to saving money. The Britisd Medical Association is to ask patients to support its opposition to the Government's NHS plans. News index 102/202 Newsreel 029/219 Next News NewsIndex Newsflash BBC2 TV