Health Committee

10 September 2004                             No 32, Session 2003-2004

EVIDENCE SESSION (2):   Inquiry into The Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry

The Health Committee has arranged the following meeting, to be held in public:

Thursday 14 October 2004 in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House at 10:30 am

Oral evidence from:

Dr Des Spence, No Free Lunch UK

Mr Graham Vidler, Head of Policy, Consumers' Association

Dr Ike Iheanacho, Editor, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin

At 11:30 am:

Mr Richard Brook, Chief Executive, Mind

Professor David Healy, North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Wales

Professor Andrew Herxheimer, Emeritus Fellow, UK Cochrane Centre, Oxford


A series of additional evidence sessions will be held in November and December and a press notice giving further details will issued in due course.

Members of the public and representatives of the press will be admitted to these meetings. Because there are often last minute changes of rooms and meetings may be held either in the Palace of Westminster or Portcullis House, those wishing to attend should check the venue by contacting the House of Commons Public Information office on 020 7219 4272 the day before the meeting.

The Health Committee is a Select Committee of the House of Commons.  It is appointed under Standing Order No.  152 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Health and associated public bodies. The Committee has power to send for persons, papers and records.