Pediatrics

FDA OKs New Treatment for Seizures Associated with Dravet Syndrome

June 26, 2020

Officials with the FDA approved fenfluramine (Fintepla, Zogenix) oral solution, CIV for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome in patients 2 years of age and older.

Children’s Cough Relief Products Recalled for Wrong Dosing Cups

June 23, 2020

The FDA warned that the dosing cups, which were missing some graduation markings, could cause an accidental overdose.

Gilead Announces Plans for Pediatric COVID-19 Trial of Remdesivir

June 18, 2020

The phase 2/3 trials will evaluate remdesivir (Gilead) in pediatric patients, from newborns to adolescents, who have contracted severe COVID-19 symptoms.

FDA Clears First Prescription Game-Based Treatment Device for Children With ADHD

June 17, 2020

EndeavorRx (Akili Interactive), a prescription-only game-based device, is indicated for use in children ages 8 to 12 years old with primarily inattentive or combined-type ADHD who have demonstrated an attention issue.

Projected US Pediatric COVID-19 Numbers Could Overextend Resources

May 04, 2020

The study warned that, with 74 million children in the United States, PICU resources could face concerning strain from COVID-19.

USF Study Reports Pediatric COVID-19 Cases Higher than Expected

April 24, 2020

The study estimates that for each child in the PICU for COVID-19, another 2381 children are infected with the virus.

Protecting Children from COVID-19 Critical for Flattening the Curve

March 24, 2020

Pediatricians stress the importance of understanding the effects of COVID-19 on children.

FDA Approves New Treatment for Pediatric Patients with Any Strain of Hepatitis C

March 20, 2020

The FDA previously approved sofosbuvir and velpatasvir to treat HCV in adults.

More Than One-Third Of US Children Not Following Recommended Vaccine Schedule, Study Finds

March 13, 2020

More than one-third of all children in the United States are not following the recommended vaccine schedule, according to a new study.

Neonatal and Pediatric Pain Management Opioid Stewardship

November 25, 2019

Strategies include nonpharmacologic therapies, nonopioid medications, and opioid rotation. 

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