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Monday, 20 August 2001
Page: 26198

Senator Bartlett asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health and Aged Care, upon notice, on 11 May 2001:

(1) Is the pharmaceutical Premarin manufactured in Australia, or are there plans to do so.

(2) If Premarin is manufactured in Australia: (a) where is it manufactured; (b) what companies are involved; (c) how many mares are used in each Premarin operation; (d) how is the urine collected; and (e) what happens to the foals that are born.

Senator Vanstone (Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women) —The Minister for Health and Aged Care has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) No. The pharmaceutical product Premarin is not manufactured in Australia.