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Flublok Quadrivalent provides better protection than IIV4

June 22, 2017

Flublok Quadrivalent was 30% more effective in preventing influenza than an egg-derived inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine, according to results of a randomized trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Lisa M. Dunkle, MD, chief medical officer at Protein Sciences, and colleagues conducted the phase 3 to 4 trial during the 2014–2015 influenza season, which was recognized as having a low estimated vaccine effectiveness chiefly because the majority of circulating influenza A (H3N2) viruses — the most prevalent subtype — did not match the vaccine’s H3N2 component.

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Organic causes of pediatric abdominal pain common in primary care

June 21, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Between 2% and 4% of all pediatric outpatient visits reference abdominal pain, with 3% to 8% having organic causes that create symptoms for more…

AMA supports efforts to improve substance abuse disorder coverage

June 21, 2017
Experts from four leading nonprofits in the addiction field have determined that existing legislation does not adequately protect insurance coverage of substance abuse…
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ACIP remains opposed to LAIV

June 21, 2017
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, is continuing to advise against using the live-attenuated influenza vaccine. The ACIP voted
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FDA commissioner calls for public input on lifting generic barriers

June 21, 2017
In introducing the FDA’s Drug Competition Action Plan, the commissioner announced his intent to assess ways FDA rules may be misused to create obstacles against…
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Age Matters: Implementing New Recommendations for HPV Immunization in Adolescents

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as…
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AMA supports efforts to improve substance abuse disorder coverage

June 21, 2017
Experts from four leading nonprofits in the addiction field have determined that existing legislation does not…
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VIDEO: HCV elimination requires equitable care for injection drug users

April 19, 2017
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