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Journal Article

Key potentially inappropriate drugs in pediatrics: the KIDs list.

Meyers RS, Thackray J, Matson KL, et al. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2020;25.

This article describes the development of the Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics, or “KIDs” List, intended to create a standard of care for safe medication use in pediatric populations. A panel of seven pediatric pharmacists from the Pediatric Pharmacy Association developed an evidence-based list of candidate drugs which was then peer-reviewed and subjected to a public comment period. The final KIDs List includes 67 drugs/drug classes; most require a prescription and are available in various dosage formulations.