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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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FERNANDEZ-LLAMAZARES, Cecilia M.; MANRIQUE-RODRIGUEZ, Silvia  and  SANJURJO-SAEZ, María. Drug use safety in paediatrics. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2011, vol.109, n.6, pp.510-518. ISSN 0325-0075.

Many studies have reported increased pediatric susceptibility to the development of errors; children are more vulnerable, so it is very important to guarantee the best therapeutic results at the lowest risk. There are many studies related to prescription of drugs in pediatrics under conditions other than those authorized. Studies show that approximately 50% of the drugs used in children are off label or unlicensed, and in about 70% of pediatric patients at least one drug is prescribed under those conditions.

Keywords : Medication errors; Off-label use; Drugs; Investigational; Paediatric; Legislation; Pharmacy.

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