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Tamiflu Approved For Use By Infants
2012-12-23 06:41:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An antiviral medication that can chemically slow the spread of influenza virus between the body's cells, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in infants as young as 14 days old, the agency announced on Friday. According to Reuters, the agency declared the prescription drug Tamiflu, which is also known as oseltamivir phosphate, cannot be used to prevent flu infection in that age group, but it can...

2012-05-29 11:59:51

Computer chips of a type more commonly found in games consoles have been used by scientists at the University of Bristol to reveal how the flu virus resists anti-flu drugs such as Relenza and Tamiflu. Professor Adrian Mulholland and Dr Christopher Woods from Bristol´s School of Chemistry, together with colleagues in Thailand, used graphics processing units (GPUs) to simulate the molecular processes that take place when these drugs are used to treat the H1N1-2009 strain of influenza...

2012-04-11 12:10:09

The full clinical study reports of drugs that have been authorized for use in patients should be made publicly available in order to allow independent re-analysis of the benefits and risks of such drugs, according to leading international experts who base their assertions on their experience with Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Tamiflu is classed by the World Health Organization as an essential drug and many countries have stockpiled the anti-influenza drug at great expense to taxpayers. But a...

Researchers Question Effectiveness Of Tamiflu, Roche Withholds Trial Data
2012-01-18 13:35:57

A group of independent scientists has challenged the manufacturers of the anti-flu treatment Tamiflu to substantiate the treatment´s effectiveness by releasing previously withheld research data. In a recent report released by the non-profit Cochrane Collaboration, researchers stated that although Tamiflu does help relieve flu symptoms an average of 21 hours more quickly, it did not appear to reduce spread of the virus or the chances of being hospitalized for flu-related illnesses....

2012-01-18 12:58:11

Incomplete availability of data has hampered a thorough assessment of the evidence for using the anti-influenza drug oseltamivir, a Cochrane Review has found. However, after piecing together information from over 16,000 pages of clinical trial data and documents used in the process of licensing oseltamivir (Tamiflu) by national authorities, a team of researchers has raised critical questions about how well the drug works and about its reported safety profile. The new analysis shows...

2011-08-15 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NexBio announced top line data from a Phase 2 clinical trial of DAS181, an investigational drug for treatment and prophylaxis of Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) caused by all types and strains of influenza and parainfluenza viruses, including pandemic influenza strains. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase 2 trial of otherwise healthy adults infected with influenza virus, treatment with DAS181 resulted in a significant reduction in patients'...

2011-07-13 11:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When flu season arrives this fall, a liquid form of Tamiflu--the most widely used anti-viral flu medication--will be available in a new, lower concentration to reduce the possibility of medication errors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The change applies to the oral suspension form of Tamiflu. Oral suspension is a powder form of the prescription medication that a pharmacist mixes with water to make a...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.