§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he is taking to assay the therapeutic efficacy of repeated doses of analgesics and antitussives given to National Health Service patients.
§ Sir K. Joseph
None. The Committee on Safety of Medicines has regard to the likely long-term effect of medicinal products in advising the licensing authority. Information about adverse effects of existing products is collected and assessed by the Committee; any action required to deal with hazards thus revealed is taken.