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J. Pers. Med. 2011, 1(1), 5-16; doi:10.3390/jpm1010005

Developing Drugs for Children and the Adjustment of Medication—Is It a New Challenge or an Adaptation of Past Ideas?

University Clermont 1, UFR Pharmacie, Biopharmaceutical Department, 28, Place H. Dunant, B.P. 38, F-63001 Clermont-Ferrand, France
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Received: 26 October 2011 / Revised: 21 November 2011 / Accepted: 23 November 2011 / Published: 6 December 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Personalized Medicine)
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Nowadays the adjustment of medication for each patient is at the center of health strategy. Children can be considered as specific targets with their own specificities. In the oral route field some examples of drugs especially adapted to children can be found. Design is introduced in drug formulation to offer a better choice of products and now, children can be considered as partners in their own treatment. Enhanced comprehension of children's requirements can also lead to creation of drugs that improve compliance. View Full-Text
Keywords: pediatric drugs; oral administration; design pediatric drugs; oral administration; design

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Gauthier, P.; Cardot, J.-M. Developing Drugs for Children and the Adjustment of Medication—Is It a New Challenge or an Adaptation of Past Ideas? J. Pers. Med. 2011, 1, 5-16.

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