Ambulance paramedics are to be allowed to administer a wider range of drugs as part of a move to allow speedier access to treatment for patients in longer ambulance journeys, junior health minister Gisela Stuart has announced.The additional drugs include benzylpenicillin for use in cases of suspected meningococcal septicaemia; syntometrine for use in post-partum haemorrhage; metoclopramide as an anti-emetic; frusemide for treatment of acute pulmonary oedema due to left ventricular failure; and streptokinase as a thrombolytic (clotbuster) in acute heart attacks.