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MP introduces bill to protect children from unlicensed medicines

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 22 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:208
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    Andrew Love, Labour MP for Edmonton in north London, introduced a bill in the British parliament last week aimed at reducing the risk to children from unlicensed and untested medicines.

    The bill aims to strengthen the testing and licensing of medicines for children, giving them the same protection as adults afforded by the 1968 Medicines Act. It has all party support and is backed by the Consumers'Association and the Royal College of Nursing. An early day motion supporting the measure and calling for doctors to give more information to parents on drugs prescribed to their children was signed by over 100 MPs.

    In a recent …

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