April 6, 2010
Interview with Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, author of The Smart Parent's Guide: Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, and Accidents
For a medicine to be sold it must first be tested and proven safe and effective – at least that’s true for adult medicine. But for children, it’s a little different.
Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg:
Often many, many drugs or medications that we give to children we give to them “off label.” And off label is a term we use as doctors to describe a medication that is given for something different than what it’s indicated for or for an age group that it hasn’t really, specifically been tested on.
Jennifer Trachtenberg, M.D.