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If the behavior of the seasonal form of the H1N1 influenza virus is any indication, scientists say that chances are good that most strains of the pandemic H1N1 flu virus will become resistant to Tamiflu, the main drug stockpiled for use against it.
A new study shows that a novel antiviral compound is effective against the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, including oseltamivir (Tamiflu)-resistant strains.
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An increased dosage of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for patients with critical illness is unlikely to be required in the treatment of pandemic (H1N1) influenza, contrary to current international guidelines, found a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
LOURES, Portugal, February 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hovione is announcing the filing of a new drug application in Japan by its licensee Daiichi Sankyo Company Ltd.
A targeted program of preventive antiviral medication, combined with the use of hand sanitizers and surface decontamination, was associated with containing the spread of the H1N1 virus in a summer camp setting, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the April print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Romark Laboratories announced that it has initiated enrollment of patients in a clinical trial of AliniaÂ® (nitazoxanide) for treating acute uncomplicated influenza including illness caused by the currently circulating H1N1 strain.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that its partner, Shionogi & Co., Ltd. will launch RAPIACTA, intravenous (i.v.) peramivir anti-viral, to treat patients with influenza in Japan, on January 27, 2010.
Scientists have developed an alternative method for producing the active ingredient in TamifluÂ®, the mainstay for fighting H1N1 and other forms of influenza.
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