§ Mr. Alton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will make a statement on the sale of Delta Te immune support therapy;
(2) what action is being taken under the Medicines Act 1968 to prohibit the sale of Delta Te immune support therapy;
(3) what representations his Department has received about the sale of Delta Te immune support therapy.
§ Mr. Mellor
The Department is pursuing inquiries into the supply of Delta Te promoted for the treatment of AIDS, and the managing director of the company concerned has been interviewed. Representations have been received from journal and television reporters, who are currently assisting our inquiries. The product has not been licensed for supply as a medicine in this country, so any sale as a medicine would be illegal. On the information that we have there is no evidence to support the claims being made for the substance. To prevent the sales of such products we shall not hesitate to take prosecution proceedings where, on legal advice, there is prima facie evidence that the terms of the Medicines Act have been breached.