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Issue Number 16                                    August 27, 1998

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

1. INTRON A APPROVED FOR PEDIATRIC USE IN CHRONIC HEPATITIS B VIRUS
    INFECTION
2. OOPS! CORRECTION IN BROADCAST TIME FOR CDC SATELLITE IMMUNIZATION
    TRAINING
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August 18, 1998
INTRON A APPROVED FOR PEDIATRIC USE IN CHRONIC HEPATITIS B VIRUS INFECTION

On August 18, 1998, INTRON A, interferon alfa-2b, recombinant, was approved for use in children one year of age or older for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection by the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). INTRON A, manufactured by Schering-Plough Corporation, is the only interferon currently licensed in the United States for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection.
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(2)
September 10, 1998
OOPS! CORRECTION IN BROADCAST TIME FOR CDC SATELLITE IMMUNIZATION TRAINING

"Immunization Update - 1998," CDC's satellite broadcast on Thursday, September 10, will be broadcast from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (eastern time) and repeated from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (eastern time) NOT FROM 12 NOON TO 2:30 P.M. AS WE PREVIOUSLY REPORTED. For a complete list of the live, interactive CDC satellite training sessions for the next 12 months, click to http://www.cdc.gov/nip/calendar/default.htm or call your state immunization program. If you need your state program manager's name and/or phone number, click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n18/coord18.htm

 

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