A thoroughly insightful link was sent to me from Janice Simmons of the Seroxat & SSRi User Group.
It's a link to a blog written by a writer and lecturer and as a barrister, he advised Tony Blair's government on EU, human rights and public law for over a decade.
He raises some thoughtful questions regarding the recent MHRA investigation into GlaxoSmithKline.
It's a must read - HERE
I have taken the liberty in asking 6 questions of the MHRA. I have asked these under the Freedom of Information Act.
----- Original Message -----
To: MHRA Information Centre
Cc: Kent Woods
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 5:06 PM
Subject: FOI Request
I wish for the following questions to be answered. They all refer to your recent investigation into GlaxoSmithKline.
I would like to point out that I have not prejudged the veracity of any answers you may or may not give.
As a concerned British citizen, I feel it my duty to publish any answers you may or may not give on the world-wide web.
1.Were the MHRA right to think Seroxat was not authorised for use in children?
2. Is there, or has there ever been, a document called a marketing authorisation making it clear Seroxat is only licensed for use in adults?
3. If Seroxat wasn't licensed for use in children, as the MHRA are now saying, and if the normal conditions of use means simply licensed use, as the MHRA's lawyers seem to have concluded - how come the MHRA had power to vary the authorisation?
4. Why were MHRA enforcement investigators unable to question GSK staff?
5. Does the MHRA have the powers it needs to properly regulate pharmaceuticals industry?
6. When interviewed on BBC TV's Panorama, MHRA Chairman, Alasdair Breckenridge was asked whether or not criminal charges would be brought against GSK. He answered 'That is a possibilty'. Are we now to assume that this was a lie?
You may notice that these questions have already been posted elsewhere on the internet, I am unsure as to whether they have already been sent to you.
With that said, I would like the questions answered as a matter of public interest/concern and hereby request that they are under The Freedom of Information Act.
Mr Robert Fiddaman
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