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Federal Laws Have Enhanced Pediatric Drug Studies; IOM Report Identifies Options for Further Improvements
Released: 2/29/2012

Federal laws that motivate or require drug and biologic developers to conduct pediatric studies have yielded beneficial information to guide the use of medications in children, says a new report by the Institute of Medicine. Still, studies involving children continue to be limited, especially in certain areas such as medications' use in newborns and long-term safety and effectiveness in children.

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Drug Studies Involving Children: IOM Report Releases Feb. 29
Released: 2/27/2012

Researching the safety and effectiveness of new drugs is more challenging in children than adults. Congress sought to boost studies involving pediatric patients by creating legislation that provides economic incentives and adds requirements for such research. Safe and Effective Medicines for Children: Pediatric Studies Conducted Under the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act and the Pediatric Research Equity Act, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, provides an independent assessment of several aspects of the studies carried out under this legislation, including the ethical challenges and the timeliness and usefulness of the clinical data that has been generated.

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What You're Reading - January 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of January, 2012.

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What You Read 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the year 2011.

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What You're Reading - December 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of December, 2011.

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IOM Report Recommends Stringent Limits on Use of Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research
Released: 12/15/2011

Given that chimpanzees are so closely related to humans and share similar behavioral traits, the National Institutes of Health should allow their use as subjects in biomedical research only under stringent conditions, including the absence of any other suitable model and inability to ethically perform the research on people, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. In addition, use of these animals should be permissible only if forgoing their use will prevent or significantly hinder advances necessary to prevent or treat life-threatening or debilitating conditions, said the committee that wrote the report. Based on these criteria, chimpanzees are not necessary for most biomedical research.

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Chimpanzees In Research: IOM Report Release Dec. 15
Released: 12/8/2011

Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Assessing the Necessity, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, responds to a request from the National Institutes of Health for expert guidance on the scientific need for chimpanzees in such research. The report will be released at a one-hour public briefing starting at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 15, in Room 100 of the National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C

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What You're Reading - November 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of November, 2011.

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What You're Reading - October 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of October, 2011.

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IOM Elects 65 New Members, Five Foreign Associates
Released: 10/17/2011

The IOM announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates on October 17 in conjunction with its 41st annual meeting. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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