Drugs During Pregnancy

@article{Sannerstedt1996DrugsDP,
  title={Drugs During Pregnancy},
  author={R. Sannerstedt and P. Lundborg and B. Danielsson and I. Kihlstr{\"o}m and G. Alv{\'a}n and B. Prame and E. Ridley},
  journal={Drug Safety},
  year={1996},
  volume={14},
  pages={69-77}
}
SummaryThe Swedish system for the classification of fetal risk of drugs was the first of its kind and was implemented in 1978. Drugs for use in pregnant women are classified in 4 general categories — A to D. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced a system in 1979 also using the letters A to D, together with an X category. However, the definitions differ considerably between the FDA system and the Swedish system, resulting in a very different allocation of drugs to the respective… Expand
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