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FDA Approves New Treatment for Rare Pediatric Vasculitis

October 01, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved rituximab (Rituxan, Genentech) for the treatment of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) in children 2 years of age and older in combination with glucocorticoids.

Nearly 5% of Children on Biologics Develop Hypersensitivity Reactions, Study Shows

August 22, 2019

Children with active rheumatic disease exposed to multiple biological drugs should be monitored for hypersensitivity reactions, particularly during intravenous infusions, say researchers writing in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology this month

FDA Rheumatology Drug Approvals: Pediatric lupus, spondyloarthritis and more

May 23, 2019

From a new biosimilar to a first-ever approved drug to treat pediatric lupus patients, the Food & Drug Administration has approved several new medications in recent months. In this slideshow, we offer a brief overview of these new therapeutics.

Vitamin D Supplementation During Pregnancy Makes Stronger Bones in Babies

March 11, 2019

Enhancing supplementation of vitamin D among pregnant women could have far-reaching implications on the bone health of whole societies. That was the conclusion drawn from a study conducted in Iran on the impact of low-dose vitamin D supplements on fetal bone development.