70% of medicines given to children have never been studied in pediatric populations. Children who need treatments represent a relatively small population. This alone presents unique challenges for pediatric drug development. Since the 1990s, authorities around the world have worked to solve these issues, enacting legislations to encourage pediatric drug development plans—but there is still more to do. This two-part paper discusses the role global collaboration will play in bringing life-changing drugs to children who need them most. Download to read Part Two or click here to read Part One.
Challenges Arise as the Need for Pediatric Research Increases
Many modern providers prescribe off-label treatment to children with “guesstimated” doses, because these drugs have often only been studied in…
Parents as Gatekeepers for Children with Cancer
The RACE for Children Act will require new drugs intended for adult cancer treatment to also be studied in pediatric cancers when the molecular…
RACE Act is significantly changing clinical development. Are you ready?
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