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Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Under-Secretary of State's letter, PO 1032287, of 13 August, what action he is taking to explore proposals for the polypill. [128267]

Roger Boyle, national director for heart disease, has invited the lead researchers to attend a meeting in October to discuss the "polypill" proposals. Although there are some clear attractions, there are significant clinical, practical and financial implications that need to be explored further.