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Home testing kit allows parents to detect their children's drug misuse

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 27 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:182
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    An over the counter home screening kit, intended for parents to detect drug misuse in their children, went on sale in Spanish pharmacies last week. But critics say that using the kit without the suspected drug user's knowledge is not the best way for parents to tackle the issue.

    At a cost of €60 (£38; $16), the new single use kit contains five test strips, which can be rubbed or wetted with fluid from the suspected misuser. It takes …

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