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Device Approved to Treat Premature Infants With Common Heart Defect

Device Approved to Treat Premature Infants With Common Heart Defect

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The pea-sized device is a self-expanding wire mesh that is inserted through an incision in the leg and guided through vessels to the heart, where it is placed to seal the opening.

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Safe, Convenient

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Safe, Convenient

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To investigate the safety of influenza vaccination during hospitalization, researchers from Kaiser Permanente assessed the health records of >250,000 patients, 6 months of age and older, who were hospitalized during any of the 3 flu seasons from 2011 to 2014 and were admitted and discharged between September 1 and March 31.

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

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The consequence of the shutdown means the budget appropriated by Congress for the Agency is on hold, resulting in approximately 7000 of it's 17,000 employees being furloughed.

EyeBOX Test Gets FDA OK to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis

EyeBOX Test Gets FDA OK to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis

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The FDA approval was supported by results from the DETECT clinical study which included 282 patients with suspected traumatic brain injury.

FDA: E-Liquids Found to Contain Undeclared Prescription Drugs

FDA: E-Liquids Found to Contain Undeclared Prescription Drugs

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Sildenafil and tadalafil can interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

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