All Written Answers on 16 Apr 2007
Andrew Lansley (South Cambridgeshire, Conservative) Hansard source
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency first began investigating the withholding of data from clinical trials of paroxetine; when she expects the Criminal Investigation Unit to take a decision on whether to refer the case to the police; whether she has the ultimate authority to decide whether a matter under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Unit is referred to the police; and if she will make a statement.
The Minister of State, Caroline Flint's oh so predictable response!
Caroline Flint (Minister of State (Public Health), Department of Health) Hansard source
The criminal investigation into whether GlaxoSmithKline PLC withheld from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) information from paediatric clinical trials of their drug Seroxat (the United Kingdom brand name for paroxetine) was commenced by the Enforcement and Intelligence Group of the MHRA on 1 October 2003.The investigation is ongoing.
Criminal investigations into alleged breaches of medicines regulations are the statutory responsibility of the Secretary of State and are carried out by authorised officers in the Enforcement and Intelligence Group at MHRA.
This investigation is approaching 4 fucking years!
Kudo's to Andrew Lansley MP for raising this question, something my own MP, Gisela Stuart has ot done in the 3-4 years I have been corresponding with her!
Author of The evidence, however, is clear, the Seroxat scandal
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