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Labeling of Drug and Biologic Products for Pediatric Use

  • Emily Shacter
  • Patricia L. DeSantis
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Abstract

Drugs and biological therapeutics are commonly prescribed to pediatric patients in the absence of adequate dosage and administration information in the product label. This paper describes issues surrounding labeling of drugs and biologies for pediatric use. It includes a discussion of why drugs and biologies should be labeled with pediatric use information, an update on the status of regulatory guidance for pediatric labeling, and a summary of recent steps taken by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to increase the number of therapeutic products that contain appropriate labeling for pediatric use.

Key Words

Drugs Biologies Labeling Pediatrics Regulations 

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© Drug Information Association, Inc 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Emily Shacter
    • 1
  • Patricia L. DeSantis
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Hematologic Products, Center for Biologies Evaluation and ResearchFood and Drug AdministrationBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Center for Drug Evaluation and ResearchFood and Drug AdministrationRockvilleUSA

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