European court upholds UK ban on HalcionBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7181.418a (Published 13 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:418
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
The manufacturer of the sleeping pill triazolam (Halcion), banned from sale in the United Kingdom since 1993,has failed in its attempt to invoke European Community law to get the ban reconsidered.
The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has held that the UK system for challenging drug bans by judicial review proceedings in the High Court complies with European Community law.
In judicial review …