Use of unlicensed and off-label medications in paediatric gastroenterology with a review of the commonly used formularies in the UK.

@article{Dick2003UseOU,
  title={Use of unlicensed and off-label medications in paediatric gastroenterology with a review of the commonly used formularies in the UK.},
  author={Andrew R. Dick and Simon Keady and Fahim Mohamed and S Brayley and Mary Thomson and Ben Lloyd and Robert B. Heuschkel and Nadeem Ahmad Afzal},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={571-5}
}
BACKGROUND Use of unlicensed and off-label medications is common in hospital based paediatric practice. Whilst inpatient prescription can be closely monitored within the hospital setting, it is subspecialties like paediatric gastroenterology, caring for chronically ill children on an outpatient basis that require administration of regular medications in the community. Local practitioners rely on available paediatric formularies or information provided by the tertiary unit for monitoring and… CONTINUE READING

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