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Towards evidence-based medicine for paediatricians
  1. Bob Phillips
  1. Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York Alcuin College, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bob Phillips, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York Alcuin College, York, UK; bob.phillips{at}doctors.org.uk

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I have been struck recently by a wave of ‘repurposing’ washing around, and the challenges which emerge from thinking through the problems and promise of new-old methods. Where the idea of ‘repurposing’, that is, taking (usually) drugs for one indication and using in another, is said to gain is the wealth of experience with the drugs and their often lower costs. …

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