§ 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.