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Table 3 Approval status of essential medicines for children in the US, UK, and Japan

From: Approval status and evidence for WHO essential medicines for children in the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan: a cross-sectional study

Approval status US (%) UK (%) Japan (%)
Approved for both adults and children 261 (75) 275 (79) 180 (52)
Approved for children only 7 (2.0) 5 (1.4) 4 (1.2)
Unapproved for children 42 (12) 15 (4.3) 87 (25)
Unapproved for both adults and children 36 (10) 51 (15) 75 (22)