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Mrs. A Thyer, Executive Support
Medicines Control Agency
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane
London SW8 5NQ

21 January 2000

Dear Mrs Thyer,

I wrote to Dr Jones on December 1st last year, raising questions about the non-availability of 5mg and 10mg tablets of fluoxetine in the UK. Since writing, several generic versions of fluoxetine have entered the UK market - but I believe only in 20mg solid formulations. This underlines the importance of those enquiries.

The good Mrs Leakey wrote on 2nd December saying that you would reply on Dr Jones' behalf, inevitably, "as soon as possible". (No matter that she did not refer to the whereabouts of the information she promised to send me in her letter of 9 July: in view of her promotion, and because this time she managed to spell my name correctly, I shall not be chasing her just yet).

In the meantime, I've had two letters from you telling me that Mr Alder would be replying as soon as possible to my letter of 26th October to him, about that advertisement for Detrusitol. But could you now please let me know when I can expect an answer from you? For reasons that will be clear from my letters to Mr Alder of 20th and 21st January, it might also be helpful to you to let me know this.

Thank you for your attention; I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,
Charles Medawar


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