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Volume 531: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when cortisone will be available in sufficient quantity to allow sufferers from rheumatism and arthritis to be freely treated in Scotland.

Supplies are increasing, but I am advised that this is a potent drug which can have harmful effects and that experience of its use is limited. I cannot at present forecast when it may become generally available without restriction.