Legislation on pediatric medicines is sowing the seeds for a better future, but we must maintain momentum if children are to get the best possible care.
Helen Sammons |
In 2007, new legislation compelled drugmakers to test new products in pediatric populations – a big step forward for children. Doctors should never again be put in the position of having no information on whether a new medicine is safe or effective for younger patients. Unfortunately, there is a catch. The vast majority of drugs being prescribed for children are not new – they are old drugs often used off label.
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