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Nationwide Medical/Surgical Announces Availability of Tamiflu for the 2009-2010 Influenza Season

Nationwide Medical/Surgical, a leading distributor of the influenza vaccine and flu shot, will have Tamiflu available for purchase as well. Van Nuys, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2009 -- The flu is an infection caused by the influenza virus that is easily caught upon contact wi...

Resistance to Tamiflu Growing

Mostly linked to influenza A strain, which is most common in US, study says MONDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- A troubling increase in resistance to the antiviral drug Tamiflu is linked mostly to influenza A strains that are circulating this season, a new government report shows. A...

Fate and effects of the drug Tamiflu in the environment

The research council FORMAS, Sweden, has granted 5.9 million SEK to a new research project that will study the environmental fate and effects of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu on the development on influenza resistance. Tamiflu is being stockpiled all over the world for use in fighting the next in...

Faster Test Detects Fake Tamiflu Drugs

With counterfeiters looking to cash in on fears, Georgia team develops a 1-minute screen MONDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- A fast method to detect fake Tamiflu, the mainstay medication for preventing and treating bird flu, has been developed to stop counterfeiters trying to make mone...

Roche Statement Regarding Tamiflu U.S. Label Revision

NUTLEY, N.J., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche has informed healthcare professionals that the prescribing information for Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) has been updated to reflect recommendations made by the FDA Pediatric Advisory Committee at a November 27, 2007 meeting regarding neuropsychiat...

FDA Panel Backs Tougher Warning for Tamiflu

Advisers say current labeling doesn't reflect reports of bizarre behaviors and sudden deaths TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended Tuesday that the prescription flu drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) should have a stronger warni...

FDA Panel Backs Stronger Warning for Tamiflu

Advisers say current labeling doesn't reflect reports of bizarre behaviors and sudden deaths TUESDAY, Nov. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended Tuesday that the prescription flu drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) should have a strengthened w...

Oral Anti Viral Tamiflu A Cost Effective Treatment

According to modelling research presented by Beate Sander, University of Toronto, Canada, a stockpile of Tamiflu sufficient to cover 65% of a countrys population could cut deaths by approximately half. Treatment with the oral antiviral Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and prophylaxis for people exposed to inf...

Canada: On Popular Demand, Tamiflu finds a Berth in the Directory of Patent Drugs

Toronto – The directory of patented drugs will play host to a new entrant - oseltamivir or popularly known as Tamiflu, according to the recent communique // by the Director of patent policy in Canada, Douglas Clark. This is indeed a shot in the arm for the multitude of generic drug manufacturers, w...

Hail the Tamiflu and Shun the Scam

New Zealand’s broiler poultry flock escapes the deadly avian influenza virus while plans are in place to vaccinate the native birds if there is an outbreak// of the dangerous form of bird flu. Dr. Thonton said that other bird species were being checked for evidence of infection with the avian influ...

Hyderabad Firm To Manufacture Tamiflu In India

Switzerland-based Roche Pharmaceuticals has granted a sub-license to Indian firm Hetero Drugs Limited for the production of 'Oseltamivir' or Tamiflu.// This is the only drug known so far to have any effect on the deadly H5N1 virus or the bird flu virus. Hetero is based at Hyderabad and will be...

India to produce Tamiflu generic ‘Oseltamivir

India could make her own generic drug version of the Tamiflu anti-flu drug. Roche who holds the patent for Tamiflu drug his under great international pressure from different government agencies for the right to manufacture // generic drugs as most of the developing and under-developed countries cou...

Christmas trees to yield key Tamiflu ingredient

Biolyse Pharma Corp., a closely held Canadian company that extracts chemicals from plants, plans to use used Christmas trees to extract the chemical for making Tamiflu, the drug that treat bird flu.// The trees contain shikimic acid in their pine, spruce and fir needles, Ontario-based Biolyse s...

Dosage Of Tamiflu Sought To Be Increased

The patients who suffer from bird-flu may require higher doses of Tamiflu, than what Roche Holding AG had recommended, according to officials belonging to the World Health //Organization (WHO). If Tamiflu were to be administered within 48 hours of the symptoms, then the duration and severity of the...

Roche confirms Tamiflu production talks in US

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche confirmed that it is in talks with 15 companies in the U.S. about stepping up the production of Tamiflu, the bird-flu drug//. The partnership would dramatically increase the world's supply of Tamiflu as countries are stockpiling the drug in preparation for a ...

US Regulator Sees No Link Between Tamiflu And Japan Deaths

There is no evidence of a link between Tamiflu and the sudden deaths of 12 children in Japan who took the drug, The US Food and Drug Administration has concluded. Roche, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant which markets the // drug standing in the front line of defense against a bird flu pandemic, ag...

US Reviews Risks Of Tamiflu After 12 Children Die

The safety of Tamiflu, the anti-flu drug, has been questioned for the second time in a week following reports that it has been linked to the deaths of 12 children in Japan // . The drug is being stockpiled by governments around the world preparing for a threatened flu pandemic, but American dru...

Bird Flu Virus Shows Moderate Resistance to Tamiflu

According to a latest WHO report, the H5N1 virus showed reasonable resistance to Tamiflu, an antiviral, in two Egyptians who died last month due to bird flu.// This caused anxiety in the medical community. The report also states that the mutated virus strain called as 294S was first found in Vi...

Ramifications of Widespread Use of Tamiflu

Widespread use of the antiviral Tamiflu to fight pandemic avian flu in humans could actually lead to the development of what public health officials hope// to avoid––drug-resistant strains of the virus in wild birds. British researchers at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Oxford have release...

Bird flu outbreak prevented by Tamiflu

The Indian Government used the drug Tamiflu to avert the bird flu outbreak when the deadly virus H5N1 struck the country in February 2006//. Scientists at the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal carried out DNA sequencing and genetic analysis of virus collected from Jalgaon and ...

A success for the Indian pharmacy: gets licence to manufacture Tamiflu

The anti flu treatment medicine acclaimed the world over Tamiflu now will be made in India. The licence has been given by Swiss firm Roche to make a generic version of its anti-flu treatment Tamiflu for India and other developing // countries. The company is Hetero Drugs. The drug is widely se...

India To Procure 1 Million Doses Of Tamiflu

India is planning to procure at least a million doses of Tamiflu, the antiviral avian flu drug, in the event of an outbreak of bird influenza in the country, a central minister said Wednesday//. ...

Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

...other study finding that the antiviral medications tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir) are effectiv...he second study reviewed all available research on tamiflu and Relenza, and concluded that healthy adults who... to be equally effective, although patients taking tamiflu experienced more nausea and vomiting, especially i...

K-State Researcher, Collaborators Study Virulence of Pandemic H1N1 Virus; Work at K-State Would Protect Pig Industry If the Virus Jumps to Swine Populations

... types of antiviral medications to treat influenza. One type, called adamantine-like drugs, targets the M2 protein; the other type includes drugs like tamiflu that target the neuraminidase protein. He said that this pandemic H1N1 is already resistant to the M2 inhibitors but still is sensitive to Tamiflu. ...

Swine Flu Could Eventually Affect 40% of Americans: CDC

...tinues to spread, especially in summer camps and schools, Schuchat said. Reacting to reports that some camps are giving children the antiviral drug tamiflu in hopes of preventing the virus, Schuchat advised against this. Camps should follow the CDC's guidelines on protecting campers from the flu, she said...

Experts Keep Wary Eye on Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu

...ly a new strain of swine flu resistant to the drug tamiflu will spread, or how dangerous it might become. ...speaking, antiviral resistance is less common with tamiflu and a related antiviral drug, Relenza, than it is ...as recommended against using for seasonal flu. tamiflu is preferred over Relenza in general because it is...

Younger People Appear More at Risk From New Swine Flu

... their test and others like it must be constantly updated to keep up with changes in this and other influenza strains. In the case of resistance to tamiflu reported Monday by Danish officials, the person reportedly was taking the drug because of believed exposure to swine flu but developed the disease any...

New Swine Flu Strain Found in Brazil: Report

...ld for the most part, and most people recover fairly quickly. Testing has found that the H1N1 virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, tamiflu and Relenza. U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection (As of June 12, 2009, 11:00 ...

First Batch of Swine Flu Vaccine Already Here: Company

...ld for the most part, and most people recover fairly quickly. Testing has found that the H1N1 virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, tamiflu and Relenza. During the next few months, CDC scientists will be looking to see if the swine flu virus mutates or becomes resistant to antiviral med...

Swine Flu Now a Pandemic

...ld for the most part, and most people recover fairly quickly. Testing has found that the H1N1 virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, tamiflu and Relenza. During the next few months, CDC scientists will be looking to see if the swine flu virus mutates or becomes resistant to antiviral med...

Swine Flu Now a Pandemic: WHO

...ld for the most part, and most people recover fairly quickly. Testing has found that the H1N1 virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, tamiflu and Relenza. During the next few months, CDC scientists will be looking to see if the swine flu virus mutates or becomes resistant to antiviral med...

WHO Readies to Declare Swine Flu Pandemic

... for the most part, and most patients recover fairly quickly. Testing has found that the H1N1 virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, tamiflu and Relenza. During the next few months, CDC scientists will be looking to see if the swine flu virus mutates or becomes resistant to antiviral med...

WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent

... for the most part, and most patients recover fairly quickly. Testing has found that the H1N1 virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, tamiflu and Relenza. During the next few months, CDC scientists will be looking to see if the swine flu virus mutates or becomes resistant to antiviral med...

WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Appears Imminent

... for the most part, and most patients recover fairly quickly. Testing has found that the H1N1 virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, tamiflu and Relenza. During the next few months, CDC scientists will be looking to see if the swine flu virus mutates or becomes resistant to antiviral med...

Global Testing Shows No Variation in Swine Flu Virus

...s have said that infections have been mild for the most part. Testing has found that the H1N1 virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, tamiflu and Relenza. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was reporting Wednesday a total of 11,054 cases in all 50 states and the District ...

Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response

... for the most part, and most patients recover fairly quickly. Testing has found that the H1N1 virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, tamiflu and Relenza. The report was prepared by the Trust for America's Health, the Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, ...

WHO Close to Declaring Swine Flu Pandemic

... for the most part, and most patients recover fairly quickly. Testing has found that the H1N1 virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, tamiflu and Relenza. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was reporting Wednesday a total of 11,054 cases in all 50 states and the District ...

Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States

...is fairly quick, as is the case with seasonal flu, officials said. Testing has found that the virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, tamiflu and Relenza, according to the CDC. What has been different about the swine flu outbreak, Skinner said, is that activity picked up late in the typi...

Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC

...porting a total of 8,585 cases in 48 states, including 12 deaths. Testing has found that the virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, tamiflu and Relenza, according to the CDC. Schuchat said the newly identified H1N1 virus continues to behave much like seasonal H1N1 viruses, which may pa...

Viable Swine Flu Shot Closer to Reality

...the swine flu continue to be no worse than seasonal flu. Testing has found that the swine flu virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, tamiflu and Relenza, according to the CDC. While the new swine flu only seems to cause relatively mild infection, experts worry that, if the virus mutates...
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