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Recruiting Veterans

Transitioning from the Battlefield to Business: Career Advice from an FDB Employee and Military Veteran

Corporate Perspective
Friday, April 15, 2016
by Matt Petrie

FDB will take part in “Honor A Hero, Hire A Vet” event job fair on April 20th, and this is not our first time participating in such outreach events. To support these efforts, FDB employee and veteran Matt Petrie offers his perspective on how the challenges of military training and experience can give veterans an edge over their peers and provides points for job seeking veterans to translate that experience into career success in the business world. Read More

Doctor Patient Relationship

Why We Need to Ponder Pediatric Dosing Issues, Part 2

Corporate Perspective, FDA, Information Systems
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
by Jim Breen, PharmD

In Part 2 of our blog series on the issues and challenges in pediatric dosing, we explore what should be done to circumvent pediatric dosing errors. At FDB, we committed ourselves to provide more clarity on acceptable pediatric dosing ranges for a number of drugs commonly used in this patient population by convening a panel of clinical pharmacists specializing in pediatrics from eight leading hospitals to explore dosing recommendations. Read More

Child Taking Medicine

OTC = Safe? Why We Need to Ponder Pediatric Dosing Issues, Part 1

Corporate Perspective, FDA, Information Systems
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
by Jim Breen, PharmD

With so few pediatric medication studies, prescribers traditionally have relied on their own personal judgment and experience to determine proper dosing for children. Or, they might simply start with an adult dose benchmark and scale it back based on the weight of the child. Adding some science to this “art” of medicine would help improve outcomes. Read More

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