The Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free of charge program of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. $40B needed to ‘dramatically’ reduce an incredible number of child deaths annually, report says Two million infants die within 24 hours of birth each year and nearly nine million children died prior to the age of 5 in 2008, according to a report by Save the Children, which says it would take $40 billion annually to ‘significantly’ cut these numbers, Agence France-Presse reports . Most of the millions of kids that die before their fifth birthday die from preventable or treatable diseases, including diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria, Save The Children said, Al Jazeera reviews.Researchers also found that evaluations with 18F-FDOPA PET was extremely prognostic of progression-free of charge survival, as lesions with a poor PET result experienced a mean period to progression that was 4.6 times longer than lesions with positive 18F-FDOPA PET effects. Additionally, a trend toward predicting overall survival was also noticed. ’18F-FDOPA Family pet imaging is currently available in few centers. The much longer physical half-life of 18F-FDOPA, in comparison with other amino acid tracers, gives it the advantage of potential automated transport and production to Family pet centers for widespread use,’ noted Lizarraga.
Acucela, Otsuka Pharmaceutical granted FDA Fast Monitor designation for ACU-4429 in treatment of dry AMD Acucela Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company centered on developing new treatments for blinding eye diseases, and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., announced that they have received Fast today Monitor designation from the U.S.