TITLE

Industry's neglect of prescribing information for children

AUTHOR(S)
Peterson, Bob; Hébert, Paul C.; MacDonald, Noni; Rosenfield, Daniel; Stanbrook, Matthew B.; Flegel, Ken
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/14/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 9, p994
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors reflect on the failure of the pharmaceutical industry to submit evidence supporting safe pediatric doses and dosing intervals to Health Canada. The authors state that according to the "Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties" (CPS), there is insufficient evidence to support the use of Celebrex in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. They suggest that Canadian children can be protected by asking politicians to enact legislation similar to the U.S. Pediatric Research Equity Act.
ACCESSION #
63197177

 

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