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Children need international formulary to guarantee rational use of drugs

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7433.227-a (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:227
  1. Maurizio Bonati, head,
  2. Chiara Pandolfini, senior researcher (pandolfini@marionegri.it)
  1. Laboratory for Mother and Child Health, “Mario Negri” Pharmacological Research Institute, Via Eritrea 62, 20157 Milan, Italy
  2. Laboratory for Mother and Child Health, “Mario Negri” Pharmacological Research Institute, Via Eritrea 62, 20157 Milan, Italy

    EDITOR—The unsatisfactory standing of children with regard to evidence based drug treatment is well documented.1 Information on drug use in children is lacking, and differences in therapeutic approaches are wide, which implies the need for harmonisation.

    An example of a concrete effort to fulfil this need is Medicines for Children, a paediatric formulary aimed at helping those who …

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