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New FDA rules for describing drug risks in pregnancy.


The FDA has issued a new classification system for using medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The old classification of A, B, C, D and X has been replaced with a more detailed description of the risks and benefits of using each drug in three settings, namely “Pregnancy,” “Lactation” and “Females and Males of Reproductive Potential”. Further details here.


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Commentaries by Editor Prof. Jim Thornton