Publication date: 
Mon., Sep. 16, 2019 2:00pm EDT ·

Off-label medication orders on the rise for children

U.S. physicians are increasingly ordering medications for children for conditions that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a Rutgers study. The findings highlight the need for more education, research and policies addressing effective, safe pediatric drug prescribing. Read more...

Publication date: 
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019 2:00pm EDT ·

More parents give dietary supplements to kids. But experts warn about their potential danger.

About a third of children in the United States use dietary supplements, according to a nationally representative survey of American children and adolescents. Between 2004 and 2014, participants' use of herbal and nonvitamin supplements nearly doubled, from 3.7 percent to 6.7 percent in 2013-2014. Read more...