Pediatric Press Releases

FDA OKs Oral Blood Thinner for Clots in Kids

The FDA approved the first direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) for the treatment of children with venous thromboembolism (VTE), the agency announced on Monday. Approval for dabigatran (Pradaxa) stipulates that it be given to children after they have received a blood thinner injection

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Pot Use May Change the Teenage Brain, MRIs Show

Smoking pot appears to affect teens’ brain development, altering it in ways that could diminish their reasoning, decision-making and memory skills as they age, a new study reports. Brain scans of about 800 teenagers found that those who started smoking

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