Pink Sheet is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


Nexium safe for children

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA approves the use of AstraZeneca's prescription proton pump inhibitor Nexium (esomeprazole) for short-term treatment of children 1 to 11 years old for gastroesophageal reflux disease, the agency announces Feb. 28. Providers now can prescribe 10 mg to 20 mg daily doses for children 1 to 11 years old - half of the approved range for 12- to 17-year-olds, FDA says. The agency granted the approval after pediatric safety and pharmacokinetic studies revealed Nexium helped heal esophageal erosions after eight weeks of treatment...

You may also be interested in...

Prilosec OK for young children

FDA approves AstraZeneca's Prilosec (omeprazole) for short-term treatment of symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease and erosive esophagitis in children 1 to 2 years old, the agency announced March 20. The label recommends 5 mg or 10 mg daily based on the child's weight. The approval comes less than a month after FDA approved AstraZeneca's proton pump inhibitor Nexium (esomeprazole) for short-term treatment in GERD patients 1 to 11 years old (1"The Tan Sheet" March 3, 2008, In Brief). Procter & Gamble already markets nonprescription omeprazole with Prilosec OTC and Schering-Plough this month filed a switch application with FDA for its PPI/antacid combination Zegerid (20 mg omeprazole/1100 mg sodium bicarbonate) (2"The Tan Sheet" March 17, 2008, In Brief)....

Unfairly Hit By Influencer Assassins? Now Could Be Your Chance To Mobilize The FTC

Brands unfairly maligned by powerful influencers, strictly on behalf of paying competitors, could have occasion to broach the subject with the US Federal Trade Commission, which seeks comment on its “Endorsement Guides” in an increasingly complex and competitive, digitized advertising environment.    

FTC Commissioner Proposes Making Endorsement Guides Into Rules, Seeking Stiffer Penalties

At least one FTC commissioner seems convinced that the agency’s Enforcement Guides are ripe for an update to address unscrupulous influencer marketing practices. Democrat Rohit Chopra proposes their codification into formal rules that would make violators liable for civil penalties and damages under FTC Act provisions.





Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts