Published: 15. March, 2022
A systematic review of 31 studies with off-label prescription rates confirms the continued off-label…
A systematic review of 31 studies with off-label prescription rates confirms the continued off-label use of medication in children*).
This is especially the case for children during anesthesia where medication lack EMEA or FDA labeling for pediatric use. Their medication is often neither tested, documented nor approved, and the off-label use of these drugs is an accepted practice considered superior to current alternative: Withholding needed medications!
As a result, health care providers are left with the challenge of prescribing medications guided by clinical experience rather than data from controlled clinical trials. Children deserve evidenced-based and properly tested medication, just as their parents.