In-label and off-label use of respiratory drugs in the Italian paediatric population.

@article{Baiardi2010InlabelAO,
  title={In-label and off-label use of respiratory drugs in the Italian paediatric population.},
  author={Paola Baiardi and Adriana Ceci and Mariagrazia Felisi and Luigi Cantarutti and Sandro Girotto and Miriam C J M Sturkenboom and Eugenio Baraldi},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2010},
  volume={99 4},
  pages={
          544-9
        }
}
AIM To evaluate the prescription rate of respiratory drugs (ATC code R03) in an Italian community setting and to estimate the extent of off-label use by both age and indication. METHODS A cohort study aimed at evaluating prescriptions of drugs with ATC code R03 was conducted for the period 2002-2006. Data source was the PEDIANET Database. RESULTS Ninety percent of R03 prescriptions are covered by 11 active substances or combinations, corresponding to 67 medicinal products. Inhaled… CONTINUE READING
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