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Interracial group of children of mixed ethnicity

The Office of Pediatric Therapeutics (OPT) primary mission is to improve access for children to innovative, safe and effective medical products.

Do You Know
Kids Aren't Just Small Adults?

Children’s growth and maturation from infancy to childhood affect how medications are handled by their body. Children break down drugs differently than adults do, and their developing bodies may react to drugs differently. More...


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