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Mr Roy Alder, Head of Executive Support
Medicines Control Agency
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane
London SW8 5NQ

25 July 2000

Dear Mr Alder,

Further to my letter of 5 July and our complaint to the Ombudsman about the MCA's failure to disclose its thoughts about Direct To Consumer Advertising, I am enclosing a copy of our submission on DTCA to the European Commission.

Should you feel that this adds anything to the MCA's briefing on DTCA, I hope you will consider making copies of our submission available to members of the Medicine Commission.

I note from the press release accompanying the MCA Annual Report that it's been another record and wonderful year: new drug applications processed in a mean of just 34 days, an overall efficiency gain of over 3 per cent, and reduced investigation times for enforcement cases. These are incredible achievements to be sure.

Yours sincerely,
Charles Medawar


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