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EMA approves use of Mosquirix for malaria prevention among sub-Saharan African children

July 27, 2015

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency recently adopted a positive scientific opinion for the malaria candidate vaccine, Mosquirix, among children aged 6 weeks to 17 months, according to a company press release.

In light of this decision, WHO is expected to formulate a policy recommendation on use of the vaccine in national immunization programs once approved by national regulatory authorities.

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Reporting of serious AEs to FDA often delayed by drug companies

July 27, 2015
Nearly 10% of adverse events are not reported to the FDA within the 15-day period drug companies have to disclose the events, according to recently published data…
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Children with asthma exposed to SHS more likely experience comorbidities

July 27, 2015
Children with asthma who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to be obese, according to study results.The researchers reported that children exposed to smoke…
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Vaccine program protects Australian women against 4vHPV

July 27, 2015
A national vaccine program has yielded nearly complete control of human papillomavirus types targeted by the quadrivalent vaccine in Australian-born women aged 21 years…
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Students who report poorer mental health use social networking websites more frequently

July 27, 2015
Analysis of a representative sample of middle and high school students indicated students with poor mental health used social networking sites more frequently…
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Diagnostic Criteria and Evaluation of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency in the Neonate

Pediatric Annals, July 2015, Volume 44 Issue 7
Severe combined immunodeficiency disorders (SCID) are a group of primary immunodeficiencies resulting from any one of a…
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Conjuctivitis

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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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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