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Child Prescribing Gets Health and Safety Check

16 June 2007

BMA News
Doctors who prescribe medicines for children have never been sure of their precise effect due to limited research and a general reluctance to conduct paediatric clinical trials. But, as Elisabethann Wright and Susan Clements report, European legislation is set to give prescribers new assurances that the medicines they use to treat youngsters are safe.

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