Children remain underrepresented in drug research, says expe
Children continue to be underrepresented in drug and medical research, making them less likely to receive personalized health-care treatments for life-threatening conditions such as cancer and infectious disease, says Purdue University professor of chemistry Peter Kissinger. New tools are about to change this.

Prescribing and administering drugs is especially difficult because young children cannot describe their feelings with any precision, and supportive data from clinical trials has been lacking. Many drugs are also used off label.

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