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2009-07-28 12:40:00

Italian researchers said on Monday health officials need to do a better job of quickly tracking and treating new H1N1 flu cases in order to make the best use of antiviral drugs.

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2009-07-23 12:52:13

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.

2009-07-17 06:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced positive results from two Phase 3 studies of intravenous (i.v.) peramivir in patients with seasonal influenza. The studies were sponsored by BioCryst's partner Shionogi & Co., Ltd.

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2009-07-15 09:15:00

Amid reports that swine flu viruses are developing the ability to shrug off existing antiviral drugs, scientists in Japan are reporting a first-of-its kind discovery that could foster a new genre of antivirals that sidestep resistance problems

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2009-07-08 05:50:00

An official with the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that a Tamiflu-resistant strain of the H1N1 virus does not appear to be spreading in a consistent or troublesome way.

2009-07-03 14:38:44

Health officials in Japan and Hong Kong said each had a H1N1 flu patient resistant to the anti-viral drug Tamiflu, days after a Denmark patient was resistant.

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2009-07-03 11:55:00

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.

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2009-07-01 08:35:00

After the first reported case of an H1N1 patient not responding to the antiviral drug Tamiflu, the World Health Organization (WHO) assured the public that it was an isolated case.

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2009-06-29 14:19:14

New figures released Monday by the World Health Organization (WHO) show there are now 70,893 recorded cases of swine flu worldwide, with 311 deaths, since late March when the outbreak was first discovered.

2009-06-29 10:08:01

Children with chronic health conditions benefit from the flu-fighting drug oseltamivir (usually known as Tamiflu) when doctors prescribe it quickly – as soon as they suspect the youngster has influenza


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