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A systematic review on the application of pharmacoepidemiology in assessing prescription drug-related adverse events in pediatrics.

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Center for Patient Safety and Clinical Quality, Duke University Health System, Durham, NC, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Medical Research and Opinion
1473-4877
Publisher
Informa UK (Librapharm)
Publication Date
Volume
23
Issue
5
Pages
1015–1024
Identifiers
PMID: 17526119
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Despite some limitations, pharmacoepidemiology proves to be useful for assessing ADEs in pediatrics. With appropriate study design, this methodology can bolster our understanding about the safety of pediatric drug use. Several areas of pediatric drug safety may especially be suitable for future pharmacoepidemiological investigations. These areas include the safety of polypharmacy, long-term drug effects, and off-label drug use.

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