HC Deb 25 January 1978 vol 942 cc657-8W
Mr. Tierney

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the most recent figures available to him showing the total number of deaths and total number of persons suffering from adverse side effects caused by the use of the drug Eraldin (Practolol).

Mr. Moyle

By 30th November 1977, the Committee on Safety of Medicines had received approximately 1,620 reports of patients who had developed suspected adverse reactions to Practolol (Eraldin), of which 25 were deaths. A cause-effect relationship cannot be assumed in every case.