Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Pediatric drug testing.

This is a good Associated Press article that reports the unsurprising news that the FDA believes pediatric drug testing has made drugs safer for children (according to an article published in today's JAMA) (abstract only; full text requires subscription). What makes this newsworthy is the checkered history of such testing, from being almost nonexistent to being required by the FDA for many drugs to being declared beyond the FDA's statutory authority to being authorized by Congress last year.
posted by tommayo, 12:28 PM

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