In the JournalsPerspective

Cannabis appears safe, effective in young patients with autism

March 13, 2019
Cannabis seemed safe, effective and well-tolerated in treating young patients with autism, according to findings recently published in Scientific
Breaking News

National Cancer Institute director named acting FDA commissioner

March 12, 2019
Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD, director of National Cancer Institute, will replace resigning FDA commissioner Scott
FDA NewsPerspective

FDA approval of Dupixent for AD in teens ‘changes the game plan’

March 12, 2019
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi announced that the FDA has approved Dupixent for patients aged 12 to 17 years with moderate-to-severe atopic…
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Proposed FDA sunscreen rule could save lives, reduce confusion

March 12, 2019
The FDA has proposed a rule that it says would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products sold in the United States. These…
In the Journals

myDEx online tool improves HIV prevention

March 12, 2019
Young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, or YGBMSM, who used an online, interactive educational intervention were more likely to use…
In the Journals

Health IT tool in waiting room improves clinician, patient communication

March 11, 2019
A simple waiting room-based tool on an iPad that researchers dubbed the Visit Planner significantly improved visit communication between primary care…
Meeting News

Allergy & Asthma Network CEO shares top takeaways for PCPs from AAAAI annual meeting

March 11, 2019
New research on food allergy treatments, stewardship of oral corticosteroids, microbiome’s role in allergy development, and shared decision…
In the Journals

Social media influencers contribute to children’s unhealthy food intake

March 8, 2019
Children who viewed images of social media influencers with unhealthy snacks were more likely to consume unhealthy food compared with children who…

Low-income children more likely to be sick, less likely to miss school

March 7, 2019
Children from low-income households are more likely to have respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses but are less likely to miss school compared…
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Gottlieb leaves mixed legacy on drug prices, opioids, tobacco use

March 6, 2019
As a former adviser to several federal entities, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD was familiar with public service before he assumed his current…
In the JournalsPerspective

Car crash risk increases sevenfold when teens reach for objects

March 6, 2019
A recent NIH study showed that teenagers increase their risk for crashing sevenfold by reaching for objects while driving. The study also found that…
FDA News

Gottlieb to step down as FDA commissioner

March 5, 2019
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced his resignation effective 1 month from Tuesday, March 5, according to an HHS press release. The HHS…

Experts warn Senate committee about harms of vaccine hesitancy

March 5, 2019
Today, the Senate heard testimony concerning anti-vaccine rhetoric contributing to the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases in certain pockets of…

AAP urges tech companies to combat vaccine misinformation

March 5, 2019
The AAP has urged the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Pinterest to address misinformation on vaccination on their social media sites and to promote…
In the JournalsPerspective

Majority of rheumatologists dissatisfied with pediatric-to-adult care transition

March 4, 2019
More than 92% of adult-care rheumatologists are unsatisfied with the current process of transitioning young adults from pediatric to adult care, and…
In the Journals

Eczema reduces children’s sleep quality

March 4, 2019
Although children with and without atopic dermatitis receive a comparable amount of sleep, children with the condition are more likely to have a…
FDA News

FDA CLIA-waives BinaxNOW influenza rapid test

February 28, 2019
Abbott’s reformulated lateral flow influenza assay has been waived by the FDA under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, or CLIA…
In the Journals

Teens’ recreational opioid use linked to parents’ use

February 27, 2019
Adolescents who used opioid prescriptions for nonmedical reasons were more likely to have a parent who also reported nonmedical prescription opioid…
Meeting News

Researchers try casual exposure to reduce children’s anxiety over nut allergies

February 27, 2019
In a recent randomized control trial, researchers asked pediatric patients with nut allergies to casually touch the allergen, hoping it would reduce…
Meeting News

Kids with reported penicillin allergy often tolerate graded challenges

February 26, 2019
Very few children with reported penicillin allergy have a reaction when tested with a graded challenge, according to research presented at the…