Most Recent Articles by Diana Ernst
The FDA has issued a safety communication alerting patients and healthcare providers that for some EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injectors, and their authorized generics, the device label may become stuck to the inside of the carrier tube and potentially delay administration.
To investigate the association between this commonly used antihypertensive class and lung cancer, researchers conducted a population based cohort study involving 992,061 patients from the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink.
To better understand the influence of prior-season vaccination on subsequent influenza vaccine effectiveness, researchers conducted a multiseason, test-negative case-control study among vaccinated children 2-17 years old recruited during 3 influenza seasons (2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016).
The FDA has approved the use of Afluria and Afluria Quadrivalent for use in patients ≥6 months old.
"This is the first new antiviral flu treatment with a novel mechanism of action approved by the FDA in nearly 20 years," said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD.