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May 23, 2014

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Why are doctors giving children drugs that haven’t been properly studied?

Dr. Martin Offringa (left picture) and Dr.Terry Klassen (TREKK Director) write in the Globe and Mail about how the development of new therapies has provided our health care system with enormous advances, such as insulin for diabetes, antibiotics for infections or chemotherapy for many cancers. Yet these therapies may also cause potential harm, even death, so the benefits have to be carefully weighed against the risks.

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