Early day motion 1197

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That this House calls for reform of the weak Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that is funded by the pharmaceutical industry and repeatedly fails the public interest; is appalled that the 20,000 victims of birth defects arising from the use of sodium valproate (Epilim) have been denied legal aid while American parents have already received compensation; recalls that there were 2,000 victims of Thalidomide in the UK and only 20 in the US; congratulates the US regulator, the Food and Drug Administration that revealed that 60,000 deaths had resulted from the use of the anti-arthritis drug Vioxx while no alarm was registered here because of the MHRA's defective system of reporting drug side-effects; commends the US' massive fine on Glaxo Smith Kline of $3.5 billion for suppressing negative results of drug trials while no action has been taken here for identical misdemeanours; and believes that the UK should be protected by a fully independent regulatory authority liberated from financial dependence on the pharmaceutical industry.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 21.03.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 19.03.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 18.03.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 18.03.2013
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 14.03.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 25.03.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 21.03.2013
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 20.03.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 18.03.2013
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 19.03.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 19.03.2013
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 20.03.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 22.03.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 19.03.2013
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 21.03.2013