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Laws Boost Pediatric Clinical Trials, But Report Finds Room for Improvement

Bridget M. Kuehn
JAMA. 2012;307(16):1681-1682. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.508.
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Laws requiring or encouraging pharmaceutical companies to conduct pediatric clinical trials of medications are helping clinicians gain useful information, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). But the authors also identified the need for improvements, such as greater transparency about trial results and greater clarity about the potential benefits a trial may offer children.

Laws are helping to boost the number of clinical trials involving children and are providing new insights.

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