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Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in view of the widespread criticisms among dentists and others of the usefulness of prescribing an antiseptic as treatment for a lifelong condition like gingivitis, if he will ask the Committee of Safety of Medicines to examine the effects of corsodyl and to report as a matter of urgency.

The licensing authority was satisfied with the safety, quality and efficacy of corsodyl as an adjunct in the treatment of gingivitis when a product licence was granted in 1975. However, I have noted my hon. Friend's comments and will refer them to the Committee on Dental and Surgical Materials for consideration.