Off-label drug prescribing in a Portuguese Paediatric Emergency Unit

  title={Off-label drug prescribing in a Portuguese Paediatric Emergency Unit},
  author={Marina Ribeiro and Arminda Jorge and Ana Filipa Macedo},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy},
Background Many drugs are prescribed outside the terms of the marketing authorization (“off-label”). Several studies have shown that this is a common practice in various European healthcare settings. Objective This study aimed to quantify and characterize off-label drug prescribing in children admitted to a Portuguese Paediatric Unit (PEU). Setting This study was conducted in the Paediatric Unit of the university teaching hospital of Cova da Beira Hospital Centre (CHCB), Covilhã, located in the… CONTINUE READING


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