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Depo Provera

Volume 983: debated on Tuesday 29 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, (1) pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Eccles on 3 April, on what grounds the use of Depo Provera in connection with the support of pregnancy was removed from the product licence in 1978:(2) what evidence was submitted to the Committee on Safety of Medicines to enable it to come to a decision to remove Depo Provera in connection with the support of pregnancy from the product licence; and if that evidence will be available in published form to the medical profession or the general public;(3) if the use of Depo Provera in the support of pregnancy was regarded as successful or not successful by the Committee on Safety of Medicines;

(4) whose responsibility it is to inform the medical profession that the use of Depo Provera in the support of pregnancy is no longer licensed;

(5) what instructions have been issued by his Department to general practitioners and hospital doctors regarding the removal of the licence for Depo Provera in the support of pregnancy.