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Study finds scarcity of drug trials in kids

from Reuters via Medscape Medical News

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, a new study finds. That most clinical drug trials do not include children and teenagers has long been known. In practice, doctors often have to extrapolate findings from adult studies and try to apply them to children - giving kids a lower dose of a drug that's been found effective in adults, for instance. more


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