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UCSD receives $6.1 million to study effects of medication on infants, milk


Last updated 9/11/2021 at 12:06pm

SAN DIEGO - Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have received a $6.1 million grant to launch a new Center of Excellence in Therapeutics to study the effects of medications on human milk and infant health.

According to the researchers, more than 70% of breastfeeding women take some form of medication, but 90% of those medications are not

appropriately labeled for pregnant or lactating women. This means the drugs are taken "off-label'' or without Food and Drug Administration approval, largely because they have never been tested in this population. Even less is known about wheth...

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