‘Prescribing Medicines for Children’: new international textbook published

09 Aug, 2019

We are pleased to report that the book ‘Prescribing Medicines for Children: From drug development to practical administration’ has been launched. Co-edited by our friends Prof. Mike Sharland (Penta Foundation Board Member) and Prof. Mark Turner, in collaboration with Charlotte Barker, the textbook aims to improve understanding in all aspects of paediatric prescribing, from the development of suitable drugs through to their practical administration.

The international textbook is uniquely placed as it covers different key clinical prescribing areas. To date, there has been no other manual collecting the prinicples of safe and effective prescribing related to all paediatric sub-specialties. It provides accurate and concise guidance on the principles behind optimal neonatal and paediatric prescribing. Highlights include the differences in prescribing habits between countries and the shared principles that underpin rational prescribing in paediatrics and neonatology. Thus, it can be used as a quick reference guide essential for paediatricians and primary care physicians, pharmacists, nurses, academic scientists, and those working in the pharmaceutical industry and drug regulation.

The book stems from the EU-funded Global Research in Paediatrics (GRiP) project, which aimed to stimulate the development and safe use of medicines for children. It harnesses this international expertise, to facilitate the translation of essential pharmacological principles into good prescribing practice.

Prescribing Medicines for Children is one of the most remarkable outputs of the GRiP project. It is going to be a unique tool to deliver safe and effective medicines for infants and children” – Carlo Giaquinto

You can find the book for sale online here.