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Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Jan;83(1):181-3. Epub 2007 Dec 12.

Drug safety in pregnant women and their babies: ignorance not bliss.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, California, USA. chchambers@ucsd.edu

Abstract

Although clinical trials address questions regarding drug safety for most segments of the population, pregnant women constitute one special group that is "orphaned" with respect to this issue. The lack of adequate pregnancy safety information for the vast majority of medications, combined with a need to make appropriate treatment decisions and to communicate risk information to a potentially vulnerable population, are some of the most challenging and critical women's health issues.

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PMID:
18073777
DOI:
10.1038/sj.clpt.6100448
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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