Medicines Safety Review

21st February 2018

I welcome today the announcement by the Prime Minister, and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, that there will be a Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review – focussing on the pregnancy test drug Primodos, the use of vaginal mesh and the anti-epilepsy drug Sodium Valproate.

During my time as Minister of Life Sciences (between 2014-2016), I championed the need for much greater openness, as well as transparency of data and evidence, around issues such as these – and, in recent months, I have met with a number of women who have been affected to hear their stories and help as best I can.

Earlier this afternoon, I spoke in the House to share my views with the Secretary of State – and I shall be monitoring the Review’s progress very closely in the weeks and months ahead.

To see my question in the House today, do watch the video below.

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