Company challenges melatonin sales ban

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 06 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:10
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. BMJ

    A pharmaceutical company that makes melatonin–hailed by the United States media as a miracle “anti-aging” product–is to challenge the Medicines Control Agency's ban on over the counter sales in Britain.

    Pharma-Nord, based in Morpeth, Northumberland, will seek leave this month for a High Court judicial review of the ban. The agency claims that the product, which is made from soya beans, has medicinal properties and should not be sold without …

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