§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has about which drugs, prescribed under the National Health Service, are specified in the British Data Sheet as having side-effects significantly at variance with those specified by the United States Food and Drugs Administration.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
A record of variations between United Kingdom data sheets and broadly similar documents in other countries is not kept. We are, however, informed by the World Health Organisation of major changes to warnings about medicines. These are considered by the Licensing Authority, which can take216W advice from the Committee on Safety of Medicines, and which, where appropriate, will seek changes to the United Kingdom data sheets.