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Insufficient evidence to support pediatric medicinal marijuana use

June 27, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The use of cannabis products in the pediatric population for a variety of conditions, including seizures and psychiatric illnesses, has not been sufficiently supported by research to justify its use in this population, according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“There’s a level of complexity with this topic. You have a Schedule I drug, and you have kids,” Teri Moser Woo, PhD, RN, ARPN, CNL, CPNP, FAANP, from Pacific Lutheran University, said in the presentation. “Trying to get something like this through the Institutional Review Board and the Drug Enforcement Agency is incredibly difficult. These studies need special safes to store medicine, inspection of the safe, assurance that no one could get into the drug … you can see the issue in trying to get something approved like this for human subjects.”

Biosimilar to Enbrel approved in Europe

June 27, 2017
Erelzi, a biosimilar to Enbrel, has been approved by the European Commission for all indications of the reference product, according to a company press release…

‘Lives of our patients are at stake’ as concerns about Senate health care bill mount

June 27, 2017
The cost savings that would be realized under the Senate’s proposed health care bill would have a dramatic negative effect on the quality of health care offered in…
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Mortality risk likely to be higher among uninsured patients

June 27, 2017
With the Congressional Budget Office report indicating that 22 million Americans will lose insurance coverage by 2026 under
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FDA releases plan to expedite, promote generic drug development

June 27, 2017
As part of its effort to increase competition in the prescription drug market, the FDA released a list of drugs that are off-patent and off-exclusivity without approved…
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Regular Versus Releasable Sutures in Surgery for Primary Congenital Glaucoma

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, June 15, 2017
To compare releasable and regular sutures in combined angle and filtering surgery for primary congenital glaucoma. A…
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Common Symptoms, but Rare Diagnoses in Neonatology: October 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

The old adage “When you hear hoof beats, think horses” is often used in medical education. Yet, there are…
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