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There is a well-recognised lack of suitable paediatric therapies. This is caused by the great difficulty in performing paediatric clinical trials. However, a recent assessment1 evaluating and comparing ongoing and published paediatric drug-therapy trials found that significant therapeutic research efforts are ongoing.
The analysis examined data from both clinical trials in the Drug Evaluation in Children (DEC-net) European register of paediatric drug therapy trials2 and published articles, and compared the results with the WHO European Region Top 7 Burden of Disease data …
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