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Environmental Persistence Of Tamiflu Causes Concern

Swedish researchers have discovered that the influenza drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is not nullified or degraded during sewage treatment. They believe that in countries where Tamiflu is heavily used, there is a risk that its concentration in natural waters can reach levels where influenza viruses will develop resistance to it. This increases the risk that those […]

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Doubts Over Effectiveness Of Tamiflu




Writing in the journal Nature, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working with researchers in Asia, have reported a worrying finding regarding avian flu. It seems that the virus may already be altering itself to become resistant against the drug oseltamivir, marketed under the name Tamiflu. A Vietnamese girl, provided with a prophylactic dose of […]




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