HC Deb 15 March 1976 vol 907 c428W
Mr. Ernest G. Perry

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the drug Naudicelle is now being prescribed by her Department for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if the drug Naudicelle is available under the National Health Service; what studies have been made of its efficacy; and if she will make a statement.

Dr. Owen

Independent medical experts have advised that the evidence is insufficient to justify regarding linoleic acid, the basic ingredient of Naudicelle capsules, as having a therapeutic effect on multiple sclerosis. Naturally I understand hon. Members' interest in this subject. I am writing to my hon. Friends setting out the full position, and copies of my letter will be placed in the Library.