Medication in Police Custody

  title={Medication in Police Custody},
  author={A. Busuttil and N. Wallace},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  pages={566 - 568}
Police Officers have an obligation to look after the welfare of the persons detained by them. As such persons may require to be given medication on a regular basis during their period of custody which may last a few days, the Police are also responsible for ensuring that this takes place. To identify the extent of this requirement, a survey was carried out by questionnaire in Edinburgh over a period of one month. Eighty five per cent of the 127 detainees were carrying with them a variety of… Expand

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