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Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material to stimulate the individual's immune system to develop adaptive immunity or antibodies to a pathogen. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate morbidity and/or mortality from infection.
The FDA approved Adlyxin (lixisenatide), a once-daily injection to improve glycemic control (blood sugar levels), along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes.
The FDA today approved an update to the safety labeling of the fluoroquinolones class of antibiotics, aiming to enhance warnings about their association with disabling and potentially permanent side effects and to thus limit their use in patients with less serious bacterial infections.
The FDA approved the first fully absorbable stent to treat coronary artery disease. The Absorb GT1 Bioresectable Vascular Scaffold System (BVS), which releases the drug everolimus to limit the growth of scar tissue, is gradually absorbed by the body in approximately 3 years.