Continuing progress and promise in pediatric drug development

GUEST CONTRIBUTOR | November 15, 2016

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It has been almost two decades since the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (BPCA) and the Pediatric Research Equity Act (PREA) were passed in order to increase the number of medicines appropriately labeled for safe and effective use in children. BPCA and PREA have led to significant improvements within the field of pediatric drug development, according to a recent survey conducted by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development that assessed the changes in pediatric drug development since 2008. The survey involved 11 companies, including 7 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies by market valuation.

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