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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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 a new study from researchers at the South East Asia Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network (SEAICRN). The study´s findings, which were published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), conflict with the recommendations of some experts who have...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week the United Nations reported that the 2013 H7N9 bird flu outbreak was under control in China, stating that closures of live poultry markets likely helped in the decline of cases seen since the beginning of May. The report was welcoming news for a disease that has infected more than 130 people and killed at least 36 since first being detected at the end of March. But now, on a darker note, a newly released paper is...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 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. The team´s findings, which were published in the open access journal PLOS ONE, could be used to inform the next pandemic reaction by health officials and served as validation for the novel method used to measure widespread prescription drug...

2013-04-17 16:53:41

New assays are a powerful tool for enhanced influenza virus surveillance, say researchers in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics Over 40,000 people die each year in the United States from influenza-related diseases. In patients whose immune systems are compromised, antiviral therapy may be life-saving, but it needs to be initiated quickly. It is therefore crucial to diagnose and type the influenza rapidly. Scientists in the Netherlands have designed and evaluated a set of molecular assays...

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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Science say they have found a new class of influenza drug is effective against drug-resistant strains of the flu virus. University of British Columbia (UBC) 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. So far, the drug has tested successfully in mice trials, using lethal strains of the...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online In their continuing battle against substances falsely claiming to be able to help treat or cure the flu, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now targeting producers of dietary supplements and medicines claiming to be generic versions of drugs that have been approved by regulators. According to Reuters reporter Toni Clarke, the FDA sent letters to nine online supplement distributors warning them about making...

Fraud Flu Drug Warning By The FDA
2013-02-04 04:48:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Federal health officials in the US have issued a consumer warning about fraudulent products making unsubstantiated claims that they can treat, cure, or prevent the flu virus. “As the flu continues to make people sick — and even cause deaths — scammers are alive and well, promoting their fraudulent products to the unsuspecting public,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Friday in a statement....

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