Drug Safety Matters

Uppsala Reports Long Reads – The KIDs List

October 05, 2021
Drug Safety Matters
Uppsala Reports Long Reads – The KIDs List
Show Notes

It’s not always easy to choose the best medicine for a child. Some drugs are inappropriate for young patients, while others require special consideration or monitoring. For years, clinicians had only historical dogmas, word of mouth and their own experience to guide their choices. But a valuable new resource promises to change paediatric prescribing for the better.

This episode is part of the Uppsala Reports Long Reads series – the most topical stories from UMC’s pharmacovigilance magazine, brought to you in audio format. Find the original article here.

After the read, we speak to Rachel Meyers and David Hoff, who co-authored the KIDs List, to learn more about their work and the overall challenges of medicines safety in children.

Tune in to find out:

  • why adverse drug reactions tend to occur more often in the paediatric population
  • how the KIDs List can improve prescribing for children 
  • how to collect even better safety information on paediatric drugs in the future

Want to know more?

The KIDs List was first published in The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, where you can find more information on how the list was compiled and how it is meant to be used.

In an earlier commentary for the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rachel Meyers reflects on the changes she’d like to see in how paediatric drugs are developed.

In Europe, the conect4children (c4c) project aims to speed up and facilitate high-quality clinical trials in children while ensuring that the voices of young patients and their families are heard.

Finally, don’t forget to ­subscribe to the monthly Uppsala Reports newsletter for free regular updates from the world of pharmacovigilance.

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