NIH Awards $8.5 Million for Research on Pharmaceuticals for Children – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Studying pharmaceutical drugs in children is challenging because of various reasons.
Dr. Hirschfeld: Some have to do with the technical challenges.
Narrator: Dr. Steven Hirschfeld is with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Dr. Hirschfeld: Some have to do with concerns about protection of children in research, and some have to do with misunderstanding the diseases in children, and some have to do with the fact that most children are relatively healthy.
Narrator: NIH is awarding 8.5 million dollars for research on pharmaceuticals for children in the areas of pediatric cardiology, neonatology and pediatric neurology. For more information, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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