Drug scandal;Child File;Briefing;The Week in Education

10th September 1999 at 01:00
The British Epilepsy Association has called for improvements in treatment after the discovery that the powerful drugs used to treat epilepsy had caused a man to develop learning difficulties. 31-year-old Nick Pierce took the drugs for 24 years and only stopped after his family went to see if a new operation could help. Mr Pierce said "I am learning something new every day. It was as if I was living in a fuzzy cloud."

Reports compiled by Jon Slater with the assistance of the National Children's Bureau.

Contributions to jon.slater@newsint.co.uk

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