Cancer: Drugs

Health written question – answered on 14th March 2012.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Portsmouth NHS Trust informed his Department of the death of Mr Ricky Peter Hayes as a result of the use of fluorouracil; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

We can confirm that the Department was not notified of the death of Mr Hayes. We are advised that Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust reported this case to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

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