HC Deb 28 July 1983 vol 46 c590W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has received the report of the Committee on Safety of Medicines working party on adverse reactions.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The working party has divided its work into two stages. The first stage has been concerned with a review of the present arrangements for monitoring adverse reactions to drugs. The second will be concerned primarily with additional methods of collecting such information. I have just received the report of the first stage from the Committee on Safety of Medicines, which has endorsed the working party's recommendations. A copy has been placed in the Library. I am grateful to the committee for its work in this most important area. I shall study the report very carefully and I hope to receive comments from professional and other bodies on the recommendations.