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Journal Article


International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Volume 6, Number 6, p.450-451 (2014)



adolescent, article, child, drug formulary, drug monitoring, economic aspect, female, health care planning, health care policy, human, infant, male, newborn, outcome assessment, Pediatrics, preschool child, school child, tertiary care center


Objective: To collect informational resources and Compilation of Drug information to formulate an Ideal Pediatric Drug Formulary. Formulary is a continually revised compilation of pharmaceuticals (plus important ancillary information) that reflect the current clinical judgment of the medical staff. Hospital formulary is a comprehensive list of every drug and therapeutic agent stocked by the pharmacy of that hospital. Methods: Prospective & developmental study.The study was carried out in Department of Pediatrics & Neonatology in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) a 1200 bedded tertiary care referral hospital in Cochin. Results: The first edition of pediatric formulary & drug therapy guide was published in June 2013 and has been using in Pediatrics & Neonatology department Conclusion: The Pediatric formulary & drug therapy guide is of course first of its kind in the country. It proved to be a reliable guide in individualization of drug therapy and serves as a channel for enhancing clinical efficacy and reducing the untoward outcomes. The drug monographs included in this formulary is indeed a worthful reference resource with all the necessary informations for all pediatric practitioners.


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Aa Sivadas, Aneesh, S. Aa, Koshy, M. Ea, Roshni, P. Rb, and Sasidharan, Pc, “Development and implementation of pediatric formulary & drug therapy guide in a tertiary care Hospital in India”, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 6, pp. 450-451, 2014.