Health written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Eric Ollerenshaw Eric Ollerenshaw Conservative, Lancaster and Fleetwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the NHS is using thalidomide derivatives for the treatment of cancer.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

The thalidomide derivative lenalidomide is licensed for the treatment of multiple myeloma and is in use in the national health service in England for the treatment of this condition.

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