Catalogue description Department of Health and Social Security: Committee on Safety of Medicines: Minutes and Papers

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Reference: BN 116
Title: Department of Health and Social Security: Committee on Safety of Medicines: Minutes and Papers
Description:

This series contains the minutes and papers of the Committee on Safety of Medicines, together with the minutes and papers of its three sub-committees: Chemistry, Pharmacy and Standards Sub-committee; Biologicals Sub-committee; Pharmacovigilance Sub-committee.

Date: 1970-1988
Related material:

See also Subseries within MH 171

See also Subseries within MH 148

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 406 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of Health , from 2007

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Committee on Safety of Medicines was constituted under the Medicines Act 1968 s4, and established in June 1970 to advise government health ministers (who are described in the Act as the Licensing Authority) on the quality, efficacy and safety of medicines in order to ensure that appropriate public health standards are met and maintained. It provides advice to the Licensing Authority on whether new products should be granted a marketing authorisation and it also monitors the safety of marketed medicines.

The members include pharmacists, pharmacologists, toxicologists and physicians from a wide range of disciplines working in general practice, hospitals and universities; it also includes two lay members.

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