US panel to debate greenlighting children’s trials for anthrax vaccine


Panel debates bioterrorism protection for children

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Thursday, May 17, 2012

 (05-17) 12:14 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) –

The Obama administration is asking a presidential commission to help decide an ethical quandary: Should the anthrax vaccine and other treatments being stockpiled in case of a bioterror attack be tested in children?

“We can’t just assume that what we have for adults works for children,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told the panel Thursday.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/05/17/national/w120418D61.DTL#ixzz1xJ8cBYBB

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