News in pediatric gastroenterology pharmacology
Pharmacovigilance in paediatric gastroenterology
Giuseppe Cicala 1 Paola Maria Cutroneo2, Edoardo Spina3
1Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Università degli Studi di Messina, Messina, ME; 2Centro Regionale di Farmacovigilanza, Sicilia, 1A.O.U. Policlinico G. Martino, Messina, ME
Paediatric patients are subjects in a continuous development state that requires particular attention as far as drugs safety is concerned. However, pre-marketing drug safety data for paediatric patients are often limited. Therefore, the role of post-marketing surveillance is fundamental, even more so for those rapidly evolving medical specialities such as paediatric gastroenterology.