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Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to ensure that the manufacture of the herb feverfew will not be restricted as part of his Department's review under schedule 4 of Statutory Instrument No. 41 of 1978.

[pursuant to the reply, 12 July 1985, c. 563]: I regret that part of the information given in the reply was incorrect—a revision follows:If, under the Medicines Act 1968, we were to receive and grant an application for a new or reviewed product licence, the claims made in promotional literature would have to be consistent with the terms of the product licence. Any restrictions in a licence on advertising would depend on the claims made for the product and the data submitted in support of those claims.There are three product licences of right for existing medicinal products containing feverfew. These will be subject to review under the Medicines Act in due course.