(Alliance News) - Sanofi SA on Tuesday said it has signed an agreement with Roche Holdings AG for the over-the-counter US rights to Tamiflu
The family of Indiana teen Charlie Harp, 16, who took his life Friday, blamed preventative flu medication Tamiflu
for driving him to suicide.
1 prescribed medication for children with the flu, Tamiflu
Shame on the co-editors for printing this letter, which is full of inaccuracies, particularly around Tamiflu
, which she describes as a vaccine.
Earlier this year, the Cochrane Collaboration, known for its unbiased information, published an updated review of 46 trials and more than 24,000 people on the use of Tamiflu
. But instead of clarifying this issue, it just added to the confusion.
The report shows how the UK Government spent PS424m stockpiling Tamiflu
, supposedly one of the key defences against a flu pandemic, but had to write-off PS74m of stocks as a result of poor record-keeping.
Melbourne, March 18 ( ANI ): A new Australian research has revealed that the swine flu virus that infected more than 37,000 Australians and killed 186 people in 2009 is now resistant to key flu medicine Tamiflu
, raising fears a new outbreak may be difficult to fight.
Genentech, a biotechnology corporation, has received approval from the United States FDA for the use of Tamiflu
(oseltamivir phosphate) for the treatment of Influenza in infants aged two weeks and more, it was reported yesterday.
Possible side effects Tamiflu
is generally well tolerated.
THE effects of anti-viral drug Tamiflu
- stockpiled by the Government during the swine flu pandemic - are uncertain, researchers said as they accused pharmaceutical giant Roche of withholding data.
Research has shown that an extract of red seaweed - widely found around Scotland's coast - could be as effective at blocking the deadly H1N1 virus as current drug Tamiflu
. German doctor Andreas Grassauer said: "Influenza viruses still represent a substantial threat to public health on a global scale.
The FDA cautioned against the use of "generic Tamiflu
" being sold online because it contains the antibiotic cloxacillin.