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2013-07-16 14:10:45

Some strains of the avian H7N9 influenza that emerged in China this year have developed resistance to the only antiviral drugs available to treat the infection, but testing for antiviral resistance can give misleading results, helping hasten the spread of resistant strains.

No Added Benefit To Doubling Up On Tamiflu Antiviral Drugs
2013-05-31 14:57:46

Patients with a severe or deadly case of the flu are often prescribed the antiviral drug Tamiflu; but there are no additional benefits to taking a double dose of the drug, according to new research.

H7N9 Virus Found Resistant To Tamiflu Antiviral Medicine
2013-05-28 11:05:51

A newly released paper is suggesting that an antiviral drug used to treat bird flu patients may not be as effective as health officials had hoped, leaving the door open for further illness and possible death.

Half Of 2009 UK Swine Flu Pandemic Drug Flushed Down The Toilet
2013-04-17 17:53:38

By analyzing sewage, a group of European researchers was able to determine that about half of the Tamiflu prescribed during the 2009-2010 influenza pandemic went unused in England.

2013-04-17 16:53:41

Over 40,000 people die each year in the United States from influenza-related diseases.

Scientists Develop Flu Drug Effective Against Drug-Resistant Virus
2013-02-23 09:29:00

University of British Columbia researchers published details about the development of a new drug candidate that is capable of preventing flu virus from spreading from one cell to the next.

FDA Targeting Internet Companies In Continuing Battle Against Fake Flu Treatments
2013-02-17 09:03:45

The FDA is now targeting producers of dietary supplements and medicines claiming to be generic versions of flu drugs that have been approved by regulators.


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