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Ofev Launched for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Boehringer Ingelheim announced that Ofev (nintedanib) capsules are now available for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Which Drugs Cause the Most Medication Errors in Children?

Between 2002 and 2012, 696,937 children under the age of 6 had experienced an out-of-hospital medication error (63,358 episodes/year or 1 child every 8 minutes).

Delaying Circumcision Poses Risk for Boys

About 6% of U.S. boys are circumcised later than the first days or weeks of life, which increases costs and risks.

Delayed Diagnosis Shows Lack of Preparedness for Ebola in U.S.

A case of delayed Ebola diagnosis in Dallas and subsequent infection of health care workers has highlighted the lack of preparedness for a U.S. outbreak of the disease.

Children May Be at Lower Risk for Ebola

Children may be at lower risk of Ebola virus disease (EVD), but physicians should be aware of the signs and symptoms.

Sustained Benefit for Parental Tobacco Control Program

Practices that are part of a parental tobacco control intervention have higher rates of delivering tobacco control assistance to parents over a one-year follow-up period.

T1DM Risk Increased in Children with Enterovirus Infection

The risk of type 1 diabetes is increased for children diagnosed with enterovirus infection.

Dutch Guidelines Do Not Cut Incidence of Group B Strep in Newborns

Dutch guidelines, implemented in 1999, do not appear to be effective for reducing the incidence of invasive group B streptococcal disease in newborns.