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Committee Of Safety Of Medicines

Volume 983: debated on Friday 25 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services who appoints the members of the Committee on Safety of Medicines; and by what criteria they are chosen.

In accordance with the provisions of section 4(5) of the Medicines Act 1968, appointments to the Committee on Safety of Medicines are made by the Health Ministers.There are no specific criteria for the selection of members, nor are they representative of any particular interest; they are persons who are experts in their own scientific or professional field. The Medicines Commission is consulted on appointments to the committee.