top of page

#RSV #vaccine #preeclampsia


#Doctor, could you comment on these topics to the #media today?


>> Advisors divided on one aspect of new RSV vaccine

>> Blood test for a pregnancy complication


The Med & Mic™ 05.19.23

MED NEWS blog post from Dr. Maria ON Speaking, LLC



RSV Vaccine: Advisors Split on Safety

The FDA’s advisory panel voted unanimously that a new RSV vaccine given to pregnant mothers to protect babies is effective. However, the committee split 10-4 on safety. More premature births were noted in the vaccine arm of Pfizer's studies, but the difference was not statistically significant. The four members who voted no did not think Pfizer had generated enough data to answer the safety question. Rival drug company Glaxo Smith Klein stopped its work on a maternal RSV vaccine because of an increased rate of preterm births. (Source: STAT News, H. Branswell, 5.18.23)



Blood Test for Preeclampsia

The FDA has cleared a blood test to detect preeclampsia, a complication of pregnancy. The condition is marked by high blood pressure in the second half of pregnancy and affects 1 in 25 pregnancies. The clearance is based on data from more than 700 pregnant women in 18 U.S. hospitals. (Source: Reuters, K. Mandowara, 5.19.23)



The CE experience for this Blog Post / Article is powered by CMEfy - click here to reflect and earn credits: https://earnc.me/ny3eUr



Read Scoop, MD on your cell phone – quick, convenient, accessible – simply tap the link.

Shine in your next media interview! If you've had media interviews go badly, if you don't know how to get started, or if you want more polish, read onward! Get my media tips and insights as a veteran physician-journalist for CBS Pittsburgh in 15 fun, easy-to-digest Q&A chapters. Part guidebook, part memoir. Read Scoop, MD to become the media's go-to medical expert! Be the reason someone understands today.


Remember: this post is for informational purposes only and may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis, or the advice of your own physician. Always check with your own physician or medical professional before trying or implementing any information read here.


[Editor’s note: The Med & Mic™ will be on summer break from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

When we resume in the fall, I’d like to make this blog and newsletter more helpful to YOU. What kind of content would help YOU with presentations, podcast interviews, and media appearances? Drop me a line at DrMaria@DrMariaOnSpeaking.com and let me know. Have a great summer!]


Comments


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page