In reply: As a practising physician, Morton clearly understands the issues faced by prescribers and consumers regarding drug categorisation in pregnancy.1 Currently, the Therapeutic Goods Administration provides no references for the data on which it bases its drug categorisations for pregnancy.
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A to X: the problem of categorisation of drugs in pregnancy — an Australian perspective
Debra S Kennedy
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