Thursday November 26, 2020

Cork teams at the forefront of medicines for children in Europe

The effort is part of a €140 million European network to improve health outcomes

17th June, 2018
Geraldine Boylan, director, INFANT

A new network, In4Kids, has launched in Cork to facilitate the development of new drugs for children in Ireland and across Europe.

Up to now, paediatric patients generally receive smaller doses of adult medicines or a dilution of therapies, as they have not been developed for, or trialled specifically on, children.

About 60 per cent of medicines and therapies used to treat children have not been studied in children, and more than 90 per...

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