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Some antibiotics used during pregnancy may increase risk of congenital malformations

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Competing interests: Anick Bérard is a consultant for plaintiffs in litigations involving antidepressants and birth defects. Flory Tsobo Muanda and Odile Sheehy report no conflicts of interest.

Funding sources: This work was supported by the Réseau Québécois de recherche sur l’usage des médicaments. Flory Tsobo Muanda is the recipient of the Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation and the Foundation of Stars scholarship from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Montreal and is scholarship holder of the Canadian Network for Advanced Interdisciplinary Methods for comparative effectiveness research (CAN-AIM). Anick Bérard is recipient of a career award from the FRSQ and is on the endowment Research Chair of the Famille Louis-Boivin on Medications, Pregnancy and Lactation at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Montreal. The funding body had no involvement in the data collection or analysis, the preparation of the manuscript, or the decision to submit the paper for publication.pregnancy antibiotics risk

Author’s contributions: All authors conceived and designed this study. Data were acquired by AB. Statistical analyses were carried out by FTM under the supervision of OS and AB and all authors interpreted the data. The manuscript was drafted by FTM and all authors were involved in the critical revision and approval of the final manuscript.

This article has been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but has not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process, which may lead to differences between this version and the Version of Record. Please cite this article as doi: 10.1111/bcp.13364.

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