Appropriate use of antifungal agents

Reviews in Health Care

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Title Appropriate use of antifungal agents
 
Creator Castagnola, Elio
 
Subject
Fungal infections; Off-label use; Unauthorized use; Exceptional use; Authorizations
 
Description As knowledge increases faster and faster, authorizations for drug use often don’t report the most recent evidence. In addition, trials on pediatric populations are rare: as a consequence, a lot of drugs in pediatrics are prescribed out of their indications. This is called off-label use, if the drug isn’t approved for the treatment of a specific disease, or unauthorized use, if, for example, a dose isn’t written in the summary of product characteristics. These uses aren’t illegal, but physicians should take some steps in order to protect their liability: for example, the hospital should write documents based on shared scientific evidence, where the reasons supporting a choice are explained. Informed consent should be obtained, after an exhaustive explanation, from the parents. There is also the exceptional use, i.e. the use in desperate cases, where no other treatments are possible, but, for example, a study in an animal model has resulted in good outcomes. Even in this case, similar measures should be taken by the physician.
 
Publisher SEEd
 
Contributor Il presente Congress Report è stato supportato da Astellas Pharma SpA
 
Date 2013-07-11
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


 
Format text/html
application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journals.edizioniseed.it/index.php/rhc/article/view/861
10.7175/rhc.v4i1S.861
 
Source Reviews in Health Care; Vol 4, No 1S (2013); 67-71
2038-6702
2038-6699
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.edizioniseed.it/index.php/rhc/article/view/861/952
https://journals.edizioniseed.it/index.php/rhc/article/view/861/953
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2013 Seed
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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