HC Deb 04 November 1993 vol 231 cc451-2W
Mr. Bradley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library a list of licensed drugs which have been found to be harmful to human health and subsequently withdrawn from the market in the last 10 years.

Mr. Sackville

This subject has been reviewed in the literature by Spriet-Poulla and Auriche in a book called Drug Safety published in 1988 by PJB publications. Copies of the relevant information will be placed in the Library. This covers the period from 1961 to 1987. Since that time the principal drugs withdrawn in the United Kingdom on safety grounds have been as follows:

  • L-tryptophan (Optimax, Pacitron)
  • Metipranolol (Glauline)
  • Prostaglandin E2 pessary (Propess)
  • Terodiline (Micturin)
  • Triazolam (Halcion)
  • Temafloxacin (Teflox)
  • Human monoclonal anibody (Centoxin)
  • Flosequinan (Manoplax)

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