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Adhesive Arachnoiditis

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 12 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to institute an inquiry into adhesive arachnoiditis, with special reference to the alleged failure of several doctors to disclose to patients suffering from the condition that they have contracted it; and if he will make a statement. [14607]

We have no plans to institute an inquiry into this issue. The Department has no knowledge of the alleged failure of disclosure by doctors.