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From the literature: Adverse reactions to drugs are culprits in many deaths and injuries forchildren under 2

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Adverse reactions to drugs are a significant cause of death and injuryin infants and children younger than 2 years, according to a report in theNovember issue of Pediatrics. The potential for adverse reactions in childrenis higher than it is in adults because young children have immature detoxificationmechanisms and because doses must be adjusted over a very wide range ofbody size and weight.

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