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Using medicines in school

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In most schools there will always be some children who need to take medicines during school hours. Usually the course of treatment lasts only days, but sometimes, and particularly for children at schools for those with special needs, treatment may be continuous. Arrangements for taking medicines during the day vary and in some schools have led to children being denied optimum treatment.1 In this article we discuss the problems surrounding the use of medicines in school and consider ways of resolving them.

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