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2009-10-15 07:22:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that during the A/H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic, GlaxoSmithKline could see its Relenza sales increase if Tamiflu-resistant strains of the virus spread. GlaxoSmithKline recently signed A/H1N1 2009 vaccine contracts with various governments for more than $3 billion and is donating supplies to less wealthy nations, ensuring...

2009-10-15 07:03:00

ATLANTA, Oct.15 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, influenza causes illness, hospitalizations and deaths, and severely strains the health care delivery system. This year, seasonal flu is complicated by the emergence and rapid spread of the H1N1 virus. In an effort to ensure that individuals and their families can take the appropriate actions to help protect themselves against the H1N1 virus, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA) will cover the administration of the H1N1 vaccine without...

2009-10-12 09:38:50

Critical illness from 2009 influenza A(H1N1) in Mexico occurred among young patients, was associated with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome and shock, and had a fatality rate of about 40 percent, according to a study to appear in the November 4 issue of JAMA. This study is being published early online to coincide with its presentation at a meeting of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Novel 2009 influenza A(H1N1) was first reported in the southwestern United States and...

2009-10-09 12:31:00

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) announced today that more than 4,000 Walmart and Sam's Club pharmacies nationwide will address the national shortage of Tamiflu® oral suspension by converting the capsule to liquid form. The FDA-approved process, known as compounding, will ensure Americans have greater access to the well known antiviral drug often prescribed when individuals contract influenza. The liquid form is...

2009-10-02 13:48:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that the Office of the Secretary, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has issued "HHS Secretary's Declaration for the Use of the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act for the Influenza Antiviral Peramivir." Notice of this Declaration was posted today in the Federal Register and can be found on the Web at:...

2009-09-30 15:40:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that it has delivered a written response to the request for proposal (RFP) announced on September 21, 2009 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for the supply of intravenous (i.v) peramivir for the treatment of critically ill influenza patients under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). BioCryst management intends to provide an update once the RFP...

2009-09-29 15:29:00

NORTH HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, influenza causes illness, hospitalizations and deaths, and severely strains the health care delivery system. This year, seasonal flu is complicated by the emergence and rapid spread of the H1N1 virus. In an effort to ensure that individuals and their families can take the appropriate actions to help protect themselves against the H1N1 virus, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will cover the administration of the H1N1 vaccine without...

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2009-09-27 08:35:00

According to a report issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO), early treatment with swine flu antiviral medications serves as an effective treatment against the now infamous H1N1 flu. While conceding that there have been relatively few incidences of drug-resistant pandemic flu viruses, WHO officials continue to speak of the need to diligently monitor all new outbreaks for signs of drug resistance. On their website, the WHO stated there has been no new evidence that...

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2009-09-24 06:20:00

In a flux of news regarding flu vaccine production and availability, the makers of Tamiflu have alerted doctors that there is a shortage of the children's version of the drug, which serves as the first-line treatment for both swine flu and seasonal flu. Doctors and pharmacists were given a heads up about the shortage of the liquid version of Tamiflu for kids and were instructed on how to handle prescriptions meanwhile, reported the associated press. Ever since the swine flu first came on the...

2009-09-21 06:30:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX) today announced that it has received a request for proposal (RFP) from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for the supply of intravenous (i.v) peramivir for the treatment of critically ill influenza patients under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The RFP indicates that the minimum and maximum order quantities to be ordered by the government are 1,000 and 40,000...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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