§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has studied German research on the possible carcinogenic effects of the drug Haloperidol often prescribed for psychiatric disorders.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
Yes. Scientific publications are monitored for evidence of hazards. The report has been noted both for evaluation in a special study by the Committee on Safety of Medicines reappraising particular data requirements appropriate to neuroleptic drugs and by the Committee on the Review of Medicines in its examination of the safety, quality, and efficacy of preparations containing haloperidol.