Interesting research article on pediatric medicine administration in low resource settings and the role of suppository form. Worth a reading. Here a quick abstract of the article to set the contest.
The authors of the paper are:
1) Stephen E. Gerrard – Global Health and Global Development Divisions, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
2) Jennifer Walsh – Jennifer Walsh Consulting Ltd.; Nottingham NG1 1GF, UK
3) Niya Bowers – School of Pharmacy, University College London, London WC1N 1AX, UK
Abstract: This article provides an overview of the some of the key difficulties associated with the development of pediatric medicines in both high and low resource areas, and highlights shared and location specific challenges and opportunities. The utilization of dispersible oral dosage forms and suppositories for low and middle-income countries (LMICs) are described in addition to other platform technologies that may in the future offer opportunities for future pediatric medicine development for low resource settings.