Drugs Lack Dosing Info for Kids

A new study finds that 50 percent of drug labels do not include information on the correct dosing and safety precautions for kids.

In 2009, researchers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration evaluated 560 drug labels for medications used to treat a variety of ailments such as allergies and high blood pressure. They found that 231 of the drugs had proper labeling and 29 dosing information for some age groups, according to Reuters. Fifty-four percent of labels had no useful dosing information for kids.

"If you give a child a therapy and it doesn't work, it's hard to tell if your dose wasn't ideal or it's just because the drug didn't work. Likewise if a child has a side effect, it's hard to tell if that's a side effect of the drug or if the child wouldn't have had that side effect if the right dose was given," said Dr. Eric Lavonas, from the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver.

If your child has been harmed by a dangerous drug, contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation and to find out if a dangerous drug lawyer may be able to help you. Call us today at (800)-561-7154.

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