Therapeutic Orphan

A term coined in 1968 by H. Shirkey for the lack of studies about the safety, dosing and efficacy for drugs used in children which have been approved for adults
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This situation has left children as 'therapeutic orphans'.
Why are children still therapeutic orphans? Australian Prescriber 2003; 26(6).
Unless HIV-infected children in the developing world are to remain therapeutic orphans forever, funders must consider setting aside resources specifically for the care and treatment of children.
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