The Food and Drug Administration has just launched a new database with information about drug safety and efficacy for kids.
Parents and doctors can search by drug or disease for information on how medications affect young patients, said Dr. Dianne Murphy, head of the FDA’s office of pediatric therapeutics.
“Children are different in the way the disease manifests itself, they are different in how they respond to drugs, and they are different in the severity of the adverse effects that they have from a drug,” Murphy said.
The searchable database contains summarized label information on about 400 drugs that have been studied in kids since 1997.
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