Early Day Motion 761, by Jim Dobbin (16 September 2010)

House of Commons Portcullis

H O U S E   O F   C O M M O N S

APPGITA – All Party Parliamentary Group for
Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction

House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

DIABETES DRUG AVANDIA

Dobbin, Jim

That this House compliments BBC Panorama and reporter Shelley Jofre for exposing the dangers of GlaxoSmithKline’s diabetes drug Avandia; regrets the heart attacks and strokes as side effects of Avandia suffered by thousands of patients; deplores the negligence of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in again withholding safety information from patients; requests Sir Alasdair Breckenridge, Chairman of MHRA and former member of a scientific advisory board at GlaxoSmithKline, to consider his position; and calls on the Department of Health to implement the recommendations of the 2004-05 Health Select Committee Report on the Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry and in particular its recommendation for an independent review of the MHRA.

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