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August 3, 2011
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Parents Warned to Vaccinate as Flu Season Takes Hold
West Australian parents are being urged to vaccinate their children after child flu cases in the eastern states have more than quadrupled this year with the virus likely to spread west in the coming weeks.
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New Zealand Measles Outbreak Continues to Grow
Public health officials in Auckland, New Zealand, recently warned that an outbreak of measles that has infected at least 94 people could spread to hundreds more.
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Asheville Children Need Immunizations Before Heading Back to School
ASHEVILLE — Tetanus, polio, chickenpox, pertussis. Before a child even sets foot in a classroom, he or she must be vaccinated against these and about 10 other diseases. And just when parents — or their kids — thought they were done, about six years later, a round of booster shots is required, with a handful of other vaccines recommended.
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IVIG Supply Index represents  FFF's aggregate inventory of  all IVIG products for all our  customers who have established  product allocations with us  (not individual or group  allocations).  Blue represents 21 days supply or less, purple is 22 to 29 days, green is 30 days supply or more.  Albumin Supply Index represents FFF's aggregate inventory of Albumin for all our customers who have  established product allocations  with us (not individual or group  allocations). Blue represents 21 days supply or less, purple is 22 to 29 days, green is 30 days supply or more.
 
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Focus on Baxter's Tisseel
Tisseel, a two-component fibrin sealant consisting of human fibrinogen and human thrombin, is indicated for use as an adjunct to hemostasis when conventional surgical techniques are ineffective or impractical. When combined, the two components mimic the final stage of the blood coagulation cascade. For more information, contact FFF’s Wow! Customer Care at (800) 843-7477.

Heard about Gammaplex?
Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)
Approved for IVIG treatment of PIDD patients, Gammaplex, 5% liquid immune globulin intravenous, is made without sucrose, glucose or maltose. With low IgA, competitive infusion time and no refrigeration required, Gammaplex is a proven option for replacement therapy. Visit gammaplex.com or call (800) 843-7477 to learn more.

 
  
 
Current CMS / IVIG Rates
Product Hospital Outpatient Physician's Office
Carimune NF 61.589 62.176
Flebogamma 5% & 10% DIF 70.600* 70.600
Gammagard Liquid 75.378 76.096
Gammagard S/D 61.589 62.176
Gammaplex 75.838* 75.838
Gamunex-C 74.639 75.350
Privigen 69.445 70.106
*ASP + 6% (Medicare pass-through drug)
Rates per gram are effective July 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011
 
  
 

Industry News
From Yahoo!
Biogen Idec and Orphan Biovitrum Present Data on Long-Lasting Recombinant Factor VIII Therapy
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From Reuters
Salmonella Linked to Turkey Sickens Dozens, One Dead
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From RedOrbit
PPTA Praises Legislation That Protects the Treatment of Rare Diseases
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From Time
Most Teens Taking Prescription Drugs Do It Right
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