Adverse drug events in children and infants under 2 years

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Research Study

Adverse Drug Events in Infants and Children

“Reported Adverse Drug Events in Infants and Children Under 2 Years of Age” 

The purpose of this study was to assess the risks to infants and young children from drugs and biological products using information collected from  spontaneous adverse event reports submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration.

Results:

According to the study drug therapy was associated with an average of 243 reported deaths annually over the 38 month study period, with 100 (41%) occurring during the first month of life and 204 (84%) during the first year.

Study Conclusion: Adverse reactions to drug therapy are a significant cause of death and injury in infants and children under 2 years of age. 

Thomas J. Moore, Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services , Washington, DC
Sheila R. Weiss, PhD
School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 

Sigal Kaplan  BPharm School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

Carol J. Blaisdell, MD Division of Paediatric Pulmonology and Allergy, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

    This study clearly demonstrates the risks associated with drug therapy for infants. Chiropractic…the natural drug free alternative.

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