HC Deb 19 June 1973 vol 858 c78W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now prohibit the prescription on EC10 forms of all drugs containing phenacetin in combination with salicylates including all sails and derivatives of salicylic acid in view of the danger to human kidneys.

Sir K. Joseph

On the information at present available to me I do not consider it would be appropriate to prohibit the use of such products; doctors and pharmacists have been adequately warned about the possible adverse effects of phenacetin. The Committee on Safety of Medicines will keep this matter under review.