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Child participation in drug trials still limited, says IOM

The involvement of children in clinical trials of pharmaceuticals continues to be limited, especially in certain areas like the use of medication in newborns as well as long-term drug safety and effectiveness in children, according to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report.

The IOM’s 29 February report offers recommendations on how Congress and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could further improve the usefulness of clinical information obtained from paediatric studies.

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