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  1. To facilitate the development and commercialization of safe and effective pediatric drug formulations by:
    • Promoting a research-based approach to pediatric formulation development.
    • Advocating for a clinical and regulatory environment that fosters pediatric formulation development.
    • Advocating for incentives that will stimulate and attract the development of pediatric formulations.
    • Identifying hurdles and challenges in the pediatric formulation development process and in the regulatory landscape, and acting as a change agent.
  2. To promote practices to increase the safety of medicines administered to children.

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These goals are in line with the findings of a recent report from the Council of Canadian Academies,  Improving Medicines for Children in Canada, and a second report from the Canadian Senate, Prescription Pharmaceuticals in Canada.

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