Codeine and tramadol should not be used to treat pain or cough in children younger than 12 years as they could be fatal, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Thursday. The FDA unveiled several changes to the labels of the medications to protect children, adolescents and... READ MORE
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council (DPAC), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently released two videos, “Zika: Ten Tips for Pediatricians Supporting Families” and... READ MORE
The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Toolkit was developed to raise awareness, promote surveillance and screening, and ensure that all affected children receive appropriate and timely interventions. View ToolKit >> READ MORE
AAP named Jay C Butler, MD., C.P.E., FAAP of Anchorage Alaska to the National Vaccine Committee. Committee members provide peer review, consultation, advice and recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Health, who serves as the director of the National Vaccine Program. Dr.... READ MORE
BRIGHT FUTURES eNEWS March 2017 Dear Colleague, We are pleased to announce the March 2017 installment of Bright Futures eNews. If you are new to Bright Futures, watch this 2-minute About Bright Futures video to get started using the Bright Futures recommendations in your health... READ MORE
As a primary-care pediatrician, I greatly appreciated Bob Young’s summary of the GOP health-care plan. There is little surprise their proposed plans include eliminating Medicaid expansion and the individual mandate. However, the House bill also proposes radical decreases to... READ MORE
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