Children have rights to medicines

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7099.62a (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:62
  1. Charles Essex, Consultant community paediatriciana,
  2. George Rylance, Consultant paediatricianb
  1. a Development Unit, Gulson Hospital, Coventry CV1 2HR
  2. b Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham B16 8AT

    Editor—If a medicine was restricted to certain racial groups or to one sex on the basis of information from studies limited to these groups there would be an understandable outcry. Yet one group of the population—children—is denied access to treatment on this basis. This unacceptable situation persists because children have no vote, no spending power, and little voice. John Warden's article on the report by the …

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