§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received calling for the inclusion of the drug Equagesic on the limited list of drugs; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Newton
We have received a number of letters and other representations about the drug Equagesic. The Advisory Committee on National Health Service Drugs has considered representations from the manufacturers of Equagesic and we have accepted its advice that there is no clinical need for this combination product to be available for National Health Service prescription.