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Testing of drugs on children ruled unlawful by US judge

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7370.920/b (Published 26 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:920
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    A US federal judge has overruled the Food and Drug Administration's requirement that drug companies test some of their products on children, saying the agency had overstepped its authority in requiring companies to do so.

    The rule, promulgated by the FDA in 1998, has been generally accepted by the pharmaceutical industry, and the number of drugs tested …

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