REVISED FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION RISK CATEGORIES OF DRUGS DURING PREGNANCY

  • Ajitha Sharma Department of Pharmacology, Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Rathnakar Up Department of Pharmacology, Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

A comment on the revised FDA categories for drugs during pregnancy.
Keywords: Pharmacology

Author Biographies

Ajitha Sharma, Department of Pharmacology, Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
Dr. Ajitha Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Deralakatte, Mangalore – 575018, Karnataka, India.
Rathnakar Up, Department of Pharmacology, Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
Dr. Rathnakar U. P., Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Deralakatte, Mangalore – 575018, Karnataka, India.

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Sharma, A., and R. Up. “REVISED FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION RISK CATEGORIES OF DRUGS DURING PREGNANCY”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, no. 7, July 2017, p. 77, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i7.16539.
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