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Drug industry is unwilling to run trials in children

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 20 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1362
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Few drug companies are willing to undertake clinical trials in children voluntarily, according to a survey carried out by Britain's Consumers' Association. A change in the regulations governing drug licences may be the only option for ensuring that products used in children are safe and effective.

    As part of its campaign to ensure that all drugs used in children are subject to the same regulatory procedures as those used in adults, the association wrote to all 79 members of the …

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