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ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 974: tabled on 22 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is alarmed at the statement by Dr David Graham, associate safety director of the US Food and Drug Administration, that the COX-2 inhibitor drug Vioxx is the `single greatest drug safety catastrophe in the history of the world', resulting in up to 140,000 strokes and heart attacks in the US; notes that there were 4,500,000 prescriptions for COX-2 inhibitors in the UK in 2003 but regrets that the UK's defective yellow card system failed to detect significant adverse reactions; and calls for an immediate halt to the prescription of COX-2 inhibitors and a thorough safety appraisal.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.