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PREA and BPCA: Spurring Pediatric Drug Development

The Pediatric Research Equity Act (PREA) and Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (BPCA), permanently reauthorized in 2012, work together to foster pediatric drug development, creating a balanced approach that generates important safety and efficacy information on use of medicines in children and enables biopharmaceutical companies to continue to make significant investments in pediatric drug research.