HC Deb 16 November 1959 vol 613 c88W
43. Dr. Summerskill

asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been drawn to a public announcement made by certain research laboratories on 26th October, details of which have been sent to him by the hon. Member for Warrington, in which they claimed to have produced a new penicillin to be administered orally, which is twice as effective as penicillin; and if he will cause the most exhaustive tests to be made before a decision is taken to include this substance in Preservers' Notes.

Mr. Walker-Smith

I am aware of this announcement. I understand that the reports of the clinical trials that have been undertaken are not yet available. When they are I will consider whether there is any helpful information suitable for inclusion in Prescribers' Notes.

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