Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Scarcity of drug trials in kids

Relatively few clinical trials have tested medications in children - even when kids make up a large share of patients with the condition the drug treats. Overall, just 12% of the trials focused on children and teenagers. Yet kids accounted for 60% of those suffering the conditions studied. And that, she noted, is despite legislation passed in recent years and designed to encourage more pediatric trials.
The study was published July 23rd in Pediatrics

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