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FDA warns about fraudulent flu products
FDA warns about fraudulent flu productsDuring the worst flu season in years, FDA is warning consumers about fraudulent and counterfeit flu and antiviral products from online pharmacies.
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How the Flu’s Severity Will Affect Healthcare SpendingThe flu epidemic is taking a toll on the U.S. healthcare system. Here's how health insurers can curtail spending on flu care.
Three ways healthcare executives can uncover consumers at risk for fluWith influenza activity increasing sharply, here’s how healthcare executives can determine which health plan members are at risk for the flu.
ACIP issues recommendations on flu vaccine, third dose of MMRThe Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is reporting that despite the lack of an intranasal option, there has been no substantial decline in flu vaccination among children.
Flu vaccine recommendations for the 2016 - 2017 seasonEgg allergies are no longer a contraindication for influenza vaccination, but intranasal mists won’t be an alternative for the shot during this year’s flu season, either, according to new recommendations released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Live attenuated influenza vaccine “shelved” for poor efficacyRecent data has revealed the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” vaccine, to be grossly ineffective, leading to the ACIP’s decision not to recommend its usage. As such, healthcare providers must be judicious in their choice of influenza vaccine with their patients.
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Visterra gets $29 million to develop novel flu drugA novel influenza drug will advance in development, thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).
Children with cerebral palsy, epilepsy need flu vaccine but don’t always get itChildren who have neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy are no more likely to be vaccinated against influenza than children without these conditions, despite the increased risk for complications from flu these children experience, according to a study published online April 9 in Vaccine. Moreover, healthcare providers may not be familiar with the increased risk among these patients to effectively recommend influenza vaccine.