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The BBC reports: Plans to allow schools to keep spare asthma inhalers could reduce the risk of emergency hospital admission or even death for more than a million pupils, according to campaigners.

The blue reliever inhalers are prescribed medicines, which means schools are not allowed to keep spares.

But a consultation on allowing them to be kept in first-aid kits means they could be in place next year.

Asthma UK says 1.1 million pupils are at risk because of present rules.

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