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Viper Venom

Volume 705: debated on Monday 17 November 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Department of Health has advised the Veterinary Medicines Directorate that it can no longer import viper venom antiserum for sale to veterinary surgeons; and, if so, why. [HL6242]

The department and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have agreed that the department would import European viper venom antiserum for human use only and Defra would have responsibility for importing this product for veterinary use.