Additional information about pharmacology is available from a variety of sources:
- National Library of Medicine (NLM)
NLM’s MedlinePlus includes a page on Medicines and Children and the library’s DailyMed service provides high-quality information about drugs.
- Pediatric Trials Network (PTN)
The PTN maintains information for parents and families on clinical trials and ongoing PTN projects.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA provides information on Medicine and Pregnancy and Pregnancy Registries. It also offers a multimedia educational program called Medicines in My Home and resources on Drug Research and Children.
- Organization of Teratology Information Specialists
This organization provides fact sheets, a hotline, and other resources to help people understand the effects of exposure to various risks during pregnancy. Visit its MotherToBaby website.
This website also offers both fact sheets and hotlines to provide guidance on taking medicines during pregnancy. Read more on Drugs in Pregnancy or Breastfeeding and Drugs .
Services, Resources, and Support
- Pediatric Trials Network
This program, initiated in 2010 and funded by the NICHD’s Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics Branch, is an alliance of clinical research sites located around the United States that are cooperating in the design and conduct of pediatric clinical trials to improve health care for the youngest patients. Get involved in a clinical trial.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.