Researchers warn of possible risks to children from new epilepsy drugs

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 14 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1243
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    New drugs for epilepsy are increasingly being given to children despite the lack of evidence for their long term safety, warn researchers at a leading UK centre for paediatric pharmacy.

    Ian Wong and colleagues at the University of London's Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy reviewed the data on epilepsy drugs prescribed to under-18s between 1993 and 2005 (British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2007;63:689-97). The study looked at …

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