How determination made fish oil an FDA-approved medicine for babies
10/24/18 112148 -- San Antonio, TX --- © Copyright 2018 Mark C. Greenberg for University Health System Cynthia Blanco, M.D. poses with Jeylin Garza and her family for a photo during an event celebrating the premature babies, their families and NICU team members who participated in a clinical trial of Omegaven, a fish oil supplement given through IV to tiny babies with gastrointestinal complications. Garza was among a group of premature babies and their families that participated in the trial that along with other studies led to the FDA approval of this life saving treatment for babies all across the country.

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

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