Pediatrics

FDA wants certain OTC teething gels off the market

May 24, 2018

FDA is asking manufacturers to immediately stop selling OTC products containing the pain reliever benzocaine (such as Orajel) for teething in infants or children.

Training, advising pediatricians in antibiotic usage improves compliance with prescription guidelines

July 04, 2013

Educating pediatricians in their offices, auditing their prescription patterns, and leveraging a shared electronic health record, encourages them to choose more appropriate antibiotics for children with common respiratory infections, according to a study published in the June 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Newer whooping cough vaccines less effective than older vaccines

June 01, 2013

Teenagers who received DTaP (acellular pertussis vaccine) in their first 2 years of life had a 6 times higher risk of contracting pertussis compared with those who received DTwP (whole-cell pertussis vaccine) in their first 2 years of life, according to a study online in Pediatrics.

AAP publishes guidelines for managing pediatric C difficile infections

February 04, 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published a policy statement to provide pediatricians with recommendations for assessing and treating Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in children.

2012 vaccination schedules published for children, adults

March 01, 2012

The 2012 vaccination schedules for children, adolescents, and adults have been released, with changes to the recommendations for meningococcal and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations in children and in hepatitis B vaccinations in adults.

FDA Actions in Brief January 2012 (Antares, Isentress, REMS)

January 01, 2012

Recent FDA Approvals (through December 2011) related to (Antares, Isentress, REMS)

Children’s research discovery aids in adult cancer drug development

October 21, 2011

The recent approval by FDA of an adult cancer therapy is 1 example of how children’s cancer research benefits patients of all ages.