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In a flux of news regarding flu vaccine production and availability, the makers of Tamiflu have alerted doctors that there is a shortage of the children's version of the drug, which serves as the first-line treatment for both swine flu and seasonal flu.
Children with mild cases of swine flu should not be given Tamiflu, British researchers said in calling on the government to reconsider its pandemic strategy. Tamiflu, an anti-viral drug, can cause serious vomiting, dehydration and respiration problems in some children, researchers at the University
Sales of Tamiflu, the swine flu vaccine, soared 203 percent in the first six months of 2009, according to Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche, which contributed to 9 percent of the growth in overall sales for the group.
On Thursday, the US government said it is giving 420,000 treatment courses of Tamiflu to the Pan-American Health Organization in an attempt to fight the swine flu in Latin American and the Caribbean.
Roche, a Swiss pharmaceutical company, said Wednesday, that about 220 million doses of Tamiflu, the vaccine against bird flu, are in the hands of governments worldwide.
In ZURICH item of March 16 headlined "Roche aims for 400 mln Tamiflu doses by end 2006" please read in paragraph 13 ... another Chinese company, HEC Group ... instead of ... another Chinese company, Hangzhou Electrochemical Group Ltd.
Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG has received approval in the European Union for its Tamiflu treatment to be used to prevent influenza in children aged from one to 12 years, the firm said on Tuesday.
The little white bottle claims to hold 75 milligrams of oseltamivir phosphate -- the generic name for the flu drug Tamiflu.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Drug maker Roche Holding AG said on Monday there was no greater incidence of abnormal behavior associated with taking its anti-flu drug Tamiflu than was generally seen in untreated flu patients.
LONDON (Reuters) - Internet auction site eBay pulled the sale of Roche Holding AG's flu drug Tamiflu from its Web site on Tuesday, after prices topped 100 pounds ($174) on growing fears about the spread of bird flu.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.