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Dr. Blanco with a patient's family, holding the patient. Some is taking their photo with a cellphone.

How determination made fish oil an FDA-approved medicine for babies

Categories: News  /  NICU  /  Pregnancy

Dr. Cynthia Blanco’s passion to save babies was the key driver in the recent approval of Omegaven, a lifesaving fish oil treatment for babies with gastrointestinal complications. Blanco’s study followed the outcomes of babies treated with fish oil in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital. “Overall, since 2011, we have had more than 50 patients enrolled in our long-term study and their survival without liver transplant increased dramatically ― to better than 90 percent,” she said. Omegaven is a fish oil-based solution that is used to provide nutrition to critically ill patients. It has been used in Canada, …Read More >

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