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FDA expands indication for asthma rescue inhaler to younger patients

April 29, 2016

Teva Pharmaceuticals announced today that the FDA has expanded the indication for its ProAir, RespiClick inhalation powder to include patients with asthma aged 4 to 11 years, according to a press release.

Last year, the FDA approved the rescue inhaler and inhalation powder (albuterol sulfate) only for patients aged 12 years and older to treat or prevent bronchospasm.

Meeting News Coverage

PAS to highlight groundbreaking research, controversial child health forums

April 29, 2016
BALTIMORE — Infectious Diseases in Children and Healio.com/Pediatrics will offer live coverage from the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, held…

FDA authorizes first commercial Zika test for emergency use

April 29, 2016
The first commercial blood test for Zika virus will be available in the United States and Puerto Rico early next week after being approved for emergency use by the FDA…
In the Journals

Hospitalization costs, readmissions greater among rural children

April 29, 2016
Children living in rural areas admitted to children’s hospitals had more complex medical issues, resulting in more frequent readmissions and more expensive…

Six measles cases reported in Tennessee outbreak

April 28, 2016
Tennessee Department of Health officials have reported six cases of measles — five among unvaccinated infants and one in an unvaccinated adult — with that…
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Sight-Threatening Retinopathy of Prematurity: Changing Trends in Treatment

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, March/April 2016, Volume 53 Issue 2
To study the incidence and treatment of severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in infants younger than 30 weeks'…
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CME Video

Case Challenges in Pediatric Fatty Liver: What to Look For and When to Refer

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Synageva BioPharma Corp.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by excess fat deposition in the liver due to causes other…
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April 20, 2016
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