HC Deb 02 February 1984 vol 53 c336W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he intends to introduce regulations to make compulsory the marking of drugs likely to cause foetal damage during pregnancy.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The marking of drugs in this way is not a feasible proposition. Needs and reactions may vary considerably in different patients and the treatment of illness in pregnancy is best left to the clinical judgment of a medical practitioner. All women who believe they are or may be pregnant should consult their doctor before taking medicines.