Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Annual Influenza Season Recommendations

September 19, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued its recommendations for the 2020-2021 influenza season.

FDA OKs Hybrid Closed Loop Diabetes Management Device for Use in Young Children

September 01, 2020

The MiniMed 770G system (Medtronic) is approved for use by individuals aged 2 to 6 with type 1 diabetes.

NACDS Urges Further State Action to Affirm Pharmacist-Administered Childhood Vaccinations

August 27, 2020

NACDS is urging states to provide clarity on pharmacist-provided childhood vaccinations, and enhance overall patient access to vaccines.

Pharmacy Groups Voice Support for Pharmacist-Provided Childhood Vaccines After AAP Opposition

August 24, 2020

Twelve pharmacy organization issued a joint statement in response to the expansion of the pharmacist's role in providing vaccines to children.

Pandemic Presents Unique Challenges for ADHD Management

August 20, 2020

Caregivers of children with ADHD can choose from an increasing number of treatments that can be customized.

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. 

Psychotropics for Children

August 22, 2019

Managing post-summer medication changes. 

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Rx

August 14, 2019

Prepare for the back-to-school rush!

Birth Weight, Due Date, and COPD

August 02, 2019

Natal conditions may influence susceptibility.

Survey Finds 45% Of Americans Have Some Doubt About Vaccine Safety

July 19, 2019

Lack of trust in vaccines abetted by online articles and past wrongdoing by the drug industry.