§ Mr. Robert Atkins
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what period of time elapses between a pronouncement by the Committee on Safety of Medicines on a particular medication and official notification to members of the medical profession.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Where the Committee on Safety of Medicines issues advice to doctors on urgent matters of safety current practice is to send an individual letter to doctors by first-class post in about 24 hours. Less urgent advice is published quarterly in the Committee's bulletin "Current Problems".