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FLAVORx Helps Families Fight Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Virus By Making Antiviral Medicine Taste Better
Date:9/17/2009

With the popular FLAVORx flavoring system for liquid medications, pharmacists are prepared to help children successfully take antiviral medications to fight the H1N1 and seasonal flu viruses. By improving the taste of these medications, including Tamiflu®, children are more likely to take their medicine as prescribed.

Columbia, MD, (PRWEB) September 17, 2009 -- As new cases of the H1N1 virus (swine flu) spread across the country and communities prepare for what is predicted to be one of the worst flu seasons on record, one Columbia, MD based biotechnology company is doing its part to help parents fight this pandemic flu. FLAVORx, a pharmaceutical industry leader in medication adherence, has developed unique and effective flavoring formulas that pharmacists use to improve the taste of antiviral medications, including Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) - the most commonly prescribed medication used to treat both the H1N1 and seasonal strains of the flu virus.

"When the seasonal flu hits each year, we typically see increased requests from pharmacists looking for guidance on improving the taste of medications, both antiviral and antibiotic. We definitely see a spike in flavoring requests for Tamiflu," says Dr. Danielle Lavallee, Director of Pharmacy Programs at FLAVORx. "Based on our feedback from pharmacy professionals and parents, many children clearly struggle to take these important medications. Our

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