Now legislation will enable FDA to provide marketing incentives for the development of new treatments for rare pediatric diseases, including childhood cancer and sickle cell anemia.
Health Law & Policy
We live in a time of such potential for vaccine development that it's difficult to know where to put resources.
On May 30, 2012, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg caused an early summer commotion when he suggested that New York ban sodas and other sugary drinks in containers of more than 16 ounces sold in outlets other than grocery and convenience stores. Mayor Bloomberg was lampooned as acting more like a nanny than a mayor.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has commended the US Senate for passing the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act and calls on the US House of Representatives to quickly pass companion legislation.
The Federal Employee Health Benefits Program is moving its considerable influence behind the concept of the medical home.
Child health advocates need to be at the table now for health care reform at the state and local levels, according to one expert.
The first meeting of the Committee on Assessment of Studies of Health Outcomes Related to the Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule was held in February in Washington, DC, at the Pew Charitable Trust.
The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics told a Senate committee that childhood trauma, including abuse and neglect, might be the leading cause of poor health among US adults.
Is lack of confidence keeping you from reporting possible child abuse? A new study suggests that could be the case. What other factors prevented pediatricians and other PCPs from reporting suspected child abuse?
With 10 cases this year of swine-origin influenza reported, mostly in children, the CDC is urging pediatricians to screen patients presenting with fever and respiratory symptoms for contact with swine. It also said you shouldn’t rely on commercially available diagnostic tests to tell the difference between swine flu and seasonal influenza A viruses. Here’s why.