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Medicine: Child Medicine #854328

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 08, 2007
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Major new report in "Archives of Pediatrics" on the number of hospitalized children receiving medication that was tested for adults cited.

(New York: John McKenzie) The vulnerability of children in the hospital examined; details given about how a child's body processes a drug differently than does an adult's and about a pediatric drug review that led to major dosing changes. [Duke University Dr. Daniel BENJAMIN†- says we don't know about the drugs used for children.] [Philadelphia Children's Hospital Dr. Peter ADAMSON†- outlines how drugs work and could threaten a child's life.]

Reporter(s):
Vargas, Elizabeth;
McKenzie, John
Duration:
00:02:20

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