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Nov 11, 2021: Safety Bulletin - Lack of Pediatric Formulations – A Call to Action

Many pediatric prescriptions are considered off label because the medications have not been reviewed and approved by Health Canada for pediatric use. When a medication prescribed for a pediatric patient is not commercially available in a suitable formulation, the pharmacy may need to compound the medication, or the caregiver may need to manipulate an adult product. This bulletin describes 2 recently reported incidents involving pediatric prescriptions and the need for system improvements. Listen to the Synopsis ...  |   Read more ...