HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c33W
Mr. Viggers

To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date the drug Myodil was granted a product licence of right under the terms of the Medicines Act 1968. [90764]

Ms Jowell

Documentation held by the Medicines Control Agency indicates that a product licence of right for Myodil was granted in September 1972, although the MCA cannot categorically verify that date. An entry on the MCA' s computerised Produce Licence database gives the date of authorisation as 19 November 1973. This may be the date on which the formal notification was sent to the company. There were over 39,000 applications for product licences of right and it is reasonable to assume that there would have been some delay in processing those applications.

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