Morphine use in hospitalized children in the United States: a descriptive analysis of data from pediatric hospitalizations in 2008.

BACKGROUND Morphine is among the top 10 medications given to children in the inpatient setting. It is not labeled for any pediatric indication, making it one of the drugs most widely used off-label in pediatrics. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to describe the epidemiology of morphine use in pediatric inpatients in the United States and to describe… CONTINUE READING