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Tamiflu review spurs debate over stockpiling

John Kerr posted in on April 11th, 2014.

A new analysis of withheld studies has questioned the usefulness of antiviral drug Tamiflu in the event of an influenza pandemic. The review, undertaken by the independent Cochrane Collaboration, examined data from pharmaceutical company trials involving over 24,000 patients. The authors of the report concluded that, while neuramidase inhibitors — a class of drug which […]

Tamiflu, antiviral drugs’ value questioned – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on April 10th, 2014.

Stockpiling of the antiviral drug Tamiflu may be of little use in the event of a influenza pandemic, according to a new comprehensive review of clinical trial data. The latest updated Cochrane Review, published this week in the BMJ: Neuraminidase inhibitors for preventing and treating influenza in healthy adults and children, challenges the assumption that […]

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