HC Deb 15 January 2003 vol 397 cc676-7W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what investigations have been undertaken by his Department into reports of Aids drugs provided at cost to African countries being resold in the UK; what assessment he has made of the level of drugs provided at cost by pharmaceutical companies in Africa being resold illegally in the UK or Europe; and what drugs are involved. [89937]

Ms Blears

The enforcement group of the Medicines Control Agency is currently investigating one suspected case of diversion in the United Kingdom.

There is no current assessment of the quantity of drugs potentially diverted.

Drugs identified to date involved in diversion in Europe are Epivir and Combivir.

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