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Introduction
As medicines are a crucial part of medical treatment, it is important to have a good understanding of them.
Licensing of medicines
Before a medicine can be widely used in the UK, it must first be granted a licence.
How is the safety of medicines regulated?
All medicines that are licensed for use in the UK are strictly regulated to ensure that they are as safe as possible.
Why the same medicines can have different names
The names of medicines can often be confusing, as the same medicine can sometimes be called different things.