Navigation Links
Tamiflu Fails To Save Two Lives

Two Vietnamese patients who were infected with the H5N1 bird flu died in spite of having been treated with the new Roche drug, Tamiflu. The virus appears to have developed a resistance // to the drug which is causing considerable concern among medical circles. The virus was seen to mutate in the patients, becoming more aggressive and killing the patients. The 274Y resistant strains were seen in both cases.

This has been reported by the British Wellcome Trust doctors to the New England Journal of Medicine. This calls for more antiviral drugs along with Tamiflu. This also means that taking low doses of the drug may prove to be dangerous as this will result in greater resistance to the drug and undermine its effects altogether. The UK Government alone has ordered for enough of the drug to cater to 25% of its population, with 3.5 million doses being delivered already.

The drug can still serve to reduce the severity of the attack of the virus. Instances of resistance to the drug has also been seen in Japan, especially in the case of children, adding to doubts with regard to the reliability of the drug which is being stockpiled across the world. The other drug which is available to counter the virus is the antiviral Relenza.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Tamiflu Shortage Can Be Better Handled By Combining It With Probenecid
2. India To Procure 1 Million Doses Of Tamiflu
3. US Reviews Risks Of Tamiflu After 12 Children Die
4. US Regulator Sees No Link Between Tamiflu And Japan Deaths
5. Roche confirms Tamiflu production talks in US
6. Dosage Of Tamiflu Sought To Be Increased
7. Christmas trees to yield key Tamiflu ingredient
8. India to produce Tamiflu generic ‘Oseltamivir
9. A success for the Indian pharmacy: gets licence to manufacture Tamiflu
10. Hyderabad Firm To Manufacture Tamiflu In India
11. Tamiflu substrate produced from Bioengineered Bacteria
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the night, finding ... identified a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL BOX to ... the need to turn on a light when taking medication during the night, allowing ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the ... national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps ... provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual ... in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon ... fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the ... published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ... in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ... the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder ... maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium , ... File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master Files ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has selected ... programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading European ... platform to increase transparency to enable greater collaboration ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... -- AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that its CE-Marked AVACEN ... with the widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia in the ... Essex, England commented, "I had difficulty ... sleep at all, tremendous pain, with every movement sending ... AVACEN 100] enough, how this has and is helping ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... the fields of bioinformatics and immune engineering, ... a protective avian influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... distantly related to seasonal influenza and presents ... rely on prior exposure to be effective. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: