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Drugs And Medicines

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations his Department received from community health councils regarding the adverse effects of drugs and medicines; and if he will make a statement.

I understand that in the last 12 months the Committee on Safety of Medicines has received one inquiry from a community health council regarding the adverse effects of a drug. This concerned the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera.