HC Deb 15 May 1925 vol 183 c2205W
Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the increasing practice by manufacturers of cheap headache powders of using anti-pyrine, a poisonous drug; and whether he is prepared to have this drug placed upon the danger list so as to prevent its improper use?


I learn that antipyrine is an ingredient in certain proprietary headache powders, but I have no information indicating that its use is increasing. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to my reply on the 7th instant to a similar question in regard to acetanilide.