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New call to assess Tamiflu

London - U.K. experts have urged that new trials be conducted to see if the anti-flu drug Tamiflu can really help save lives in a pandemic. Use of the drug, and its relative cost, have proved controversial in the past.

Effectiveness of Tamiflu reviewed again

The somewhat controversial antiviral drug Tamiflu has performed better in a recent study compared to previous inquiries.

Tamiflu research questioned

Scientists claim that analysis of the antiviral medication Tamiflu, which claims that the medication didn't work, was statistically weak and based on unreliable randomized clinical trial data.

The failure and cost of Tamiflu

London - Hundreds of millions of dollars may have been wasted in the U.K. on a drug for flu that works no better than paracetamol, according to a new scientific report.

Tamiflu cuts flu death risk by 25 percent, study shows

Paris - The anti-virus drug Tamiflu reduced the risk of death from flu by a quarter among adults who took it during the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic, a study said Wednesday.The findings, published in leading general medical journal The Lancet, should be a...

Is Tamiflu any good? Hidden data makes the answer difficult

How effective is Tamiflu? According to a U.K. parliamentary committee, no one really knows because the drugmakers have not disclosed enough data on the anti-influenza medicine.

H7N9 bird flu strain claims tenth victim, Tamiflu resistance seen

With 10 H7N9 avian influenza deaths now reported in China and evidence of Tamiflu resistance in the strain, concerns are emerging in the US on the resources needed to manage a possible broader pandemic.

FDA expands use of Tamiflu for babies as young as 2 weeks old

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the expanded use of Tamiflu to allow children as young as 2 weeks old to take the drug.

Op-Ed: Understanding the Risks & Dangers of Mandatory Vaccinations

Around the world, parents are being forced to vaccinate their children - or face losing their children to the state or losing their jobs.

Popular anti-flu drug may be no better than aspirin

The most widely used drug in the world prescribed to fight the flu may prove ineffective for many this year, researchers say.

Key flu-fighter found in Maine’s pine needles

Up to now, a key ingredient in Tamiflu has come from a single source – the star anise tree of China. Now, University of Maine researchers have discovered an abundant supply right in their own backyards – pine needles.

Research discovers compound to safely counter deadly bird flu

University of Wisconsin-Madison study suggests a new compound may be more potent and safer for treating "bird flu" than the antiviral drug best known by the trade name Tamiflu.

World Health Organization Investigating Drug-Resitant Swine Flu

Global health agency, the World Health Organisation to investigate reports of Tamiflu resistant Swine Flu cases in Britain and the United States

Tamiflu-resistant strain of swine flu found in UK patients

Five people at the University Hospital of Wales' unit for severe underlying health conditions have developed a form of swine flu that does not respond to Tamiflu.

First case of antiviral-resistant swine flu transmission reported

As Tamiflu-resistant cases of H1N1 swine flu virus continue to grow worldwide, the first known case of human-to-human antiviral-resistant swine flu transmission has just been discovered.

Researchers: Tamiflu Side-Effects Outweigh Benefits in Children

Oxford researchers say that children should not be given the antiviral drug Tamiflu for swine flu because its harms outweigh any benefits and governments should review their policies on dealing with the pandemic.

Hong Kong reports case of Tamiflu resistant H1N1 flu

A third case of Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 swine flu has been reported in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has a stockpile of both Tamiflu and an alternative medication for the flu, Relenza.

FDA, FTC Warn Public of Fraudulent 2009 H1N1 Influenza Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission are alerting the public to be wary of Internet sites and other promotions for products that claim to diagnose, prevent, mitigate, treat or cure the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus.

FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of Influenza Medicines

The FDA, in response to requests from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) to make available to public health and medical personnel important diagnostic and therapeutic tools.

H1N1 Strain of Flu Almost 100% Resistant To Tamiflu

Tamiflu is no match for the A H1N1 strain of the flu. Samples tested since October 2008 have shown an almost 100% resistant for that strain to Tamiflu.

New info on current flu shows it's resistant to Tamiflu

The flu season might have to get along without the Tamiflu vaccines, this year. Fortunately, other drugs work, but the development of the resistance is interesting immunologists. Apparently the popularity of Tamiflu is one of the problems.

Flu Virus Demonstrates Resistance to Tamiflu

The World health Organization has announced that the main flu virus currently infecting people in Canada and the United States is showing an un expected elevated resistance to Tamiflu.

Some Strains Of The Flu Are Resistant To Tamiflu

Doctors are getting worried that many strains of the flu do not respond to Tamiflu. The "miracle" flu drug is being stock piled by countries in the event of a flu pandemic. What will happen if that cure proves to be ineffective?

Flu Fighters Tamiflu, Relenza Could Be Less Effective Against Certain Viral Strain

Japanese scientists report says Influenza which is treated by the two anti viral drugs Tamiflu and Relenza, may be losing their effectiveness as the flu virus adapts

Tamiflu Linked to Serious Side Effects

Medicine regulators are issuing warnings that say the antiviral Tamiflu drug must have extra warnings for patients following reports of possible side effects that including children committing suicide.
 

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