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.
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
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.
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.