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Thalidomide

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research his Department has evaluated on the teratogenic properties of thalidomide. (279989)

[holding answer 29 June 2009]: The Department has not evaluated any research on the teratogenic properties of thalidomide. Toxicity trials for pharmaceutical products, including tests for their teratogenic properties, are the responsibility of pharmaceutical companies.