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Newborns prescribed drugs only tested in adults

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:554
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    Many of the drugs used to treat neonates and children have been tested only in adults, forcing doctors and pharmacists to calculate the appropriate, safe doses themselves, new research shows.

    Ninety per cent of patients in a neonatal intensive care unit in the east Midlands were given drugs that were either …

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