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FDA targets manufacturers of unapproved prescription ear drops

July 1, 2015

The FDA has issued a federal register notice targeting manufacturers and distributors of unapproved prescription otic drug products, which are frequently given to children for the relief of ear infections, according to a press release. 

The manufacturers of these unapproved products could face product confiscation, injunctions and criminal proceedings if they do not cease manufacturing immediately, according to the release.

Mark Olfson, MD, MPH In the Journals

Antipsychotics may be excessively, unnecessarily prescribed to adolescents

July 1, 2015
Results from a population-level, retrospective, observational study suggest that much of the antipsychotic use among children in the United States targets limited…

BLOG: Health care providers need to consider options offered by patient financing programs

July 1, 2015
Most health care practices have financial policies in place that require payment by cash, check or major credit card for out-of-pocket costs. However, in today’s…
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Gene expression alters corticosteroid response in asthmatic children

July 1, 2015
Expression of theVNN1 gene allowed for differentiation between good and poor responders to systemic corticosteroid treatment among pediatric patients with asthma…
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Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine also safe, effective in younger boys, girls

June 30, 2015
Recent study data showed that Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine also is safe and effective in boys and girls aged 9 to 15 years, advancing previous research that found similar…
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Juvenile Fibromyalgia: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment

Pediatric Annals, June 2015, Volume 44 Issue 6
A 14-year-old boy presented with months of severe widespread musculoskeletal pain. He was profoundly fatigued and…
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Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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