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Medicines for Children

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 02 June 2008

Graham Easton draws on his experience as a doctor and a father to reveal why medicines for children lag behind adults. Many of the drugs that are given to children have never been properly tested on them to make sure they are safe and effective. New European laws, however, are forcing companies to recruit babies and children into trials. The UK government has committed twenty million pounds to kick-start the process.

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