• Dispensing of prescription drugs to children decline during pandemic

    2 days ago - By Healio

    The dispensing of prescription drugs to children declined by one-quarter during the last 9 months of 2020 compared with the same time period in 2019, researchers reported in Pediatrics.
    Kao-Ping Chua, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and colleagues used the IQVIA National Prescription Audit - which tracks monthly disbursements for 92% of U.S. retail pharmacies - to assess changes in the prescription drugs distributed to children up to age 19 years from 2018 to 2020.
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