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Healthy people who caught swine flu during the 2009 pandemic may have been protected against developing radiographically (x-ray) confirmed pneumonia by taking the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu).
Doctors reported on Friday that the H1N1 swine flu virus can develop resistance to antivirus treatments very quickly.
Officials in the Netherlands on Thursday announced the first death of a patient with a mutant strain of the swine flu virus, although they said the virus was not attributed to his death.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswirel/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it has begun shipping additional quantities of TamifluÂ® (oseltamivir phosphate) oral suspension (liquid).
Web security firm Sophos reported Monday that some online criminals are attempting to sell fake flu drug doses to unsuspecting customers in hopes of cashing in on public fears sparked by the H1N1 swine flu pandemic.
An experimental drug cocktail that includes three prescriptions now widely available offers the best hope in developing a single agent to treat drug-resistant H1N1 swine flu, says a virology researcher in the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
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.
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.
British researchers reported on Friday that the flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza might not be worthwhile to treat seasonal influenza in healthy adults.
Children with mild cases of swine flu should not be given Tamiflu, British researchers said in calling on the government to reconsider its pandemic strategy. Tamiflu, an anti-viral drug, can cause serious vomiting, dehydration and respiration problems in some children, researchers at the University