Aprile 2002 - Volume XXI - numero 4

Medico e Bambino


Farmacologia clinica

Bambini e farmaci: gli ultimi vent’anni, con uno sguardo al futuro

FEDERICO MARCHETTI

Clinica Pediatrica, IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, Trieste

CHILDREN AND DRUGS: AN ANALYSIS OF THE LAST TWENTY YEARS AND A LOOK AT THE FUTURE

Key words: Paediatrics, Rational use of drugs, Research

Over the last twenty years, several important modifications have occurred in the practice of ambulatory drug use for children. The prescribing practice in Italy, as documented by several epidemiological surveys recently carried out, is still far from rational use. The most controversial aspects regard the excess use of inhaled corticosteroids and of antibiotics for common respiratory infective diseases. Many prescriptions are off label. In the future, more attention should be paid to promoting large practice-based clinical trials in children to fill the gap between evidence and practice.

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F. Marchetti. Bambini e farmaci: gli ultimi vent’anni, con uno sguardo al futuro. Medico e Bambino 2002;21(4):237-244 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0204_237.pdf


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