To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of botulinum toxin products imported into the United Kingdom is already prepared for cosmetic use, as opposed to bulk supplies intended to be put to various uses. [HL5102]
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the level of production of botulinum toxin products in the United Kingdom. [HL5104]
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the level of botulinum toxin in cosmetic preparations such as Botox. [HL5105]
Botulinum toxin products such as Botox and Vistabel are classed as medicines and are regulated under the Medicines Act 1968 and related secondary legislation.
The cosmetic use of these products is outside their licensed indications. Importation of unlicensed products, without notification to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, would be illegal.
The level of production of botulinum toxin in the United Kingdom is unknown.