Posts Tagged ‘tamiflu’

WHO decision to downgrade Tamiflu “comes far too late” argues expert

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The World Health Organization’s decision to downgrade the influenza drug Tamiflu on its essential medicines list is better late than never (more…)

Roche Response to Cochrane Report on Tamiflu

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The following is the Roche Response to the Cochrane Report on Tamiflu

Roche fundamentally disagrees with the overall conclusions of the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group’s (ARI) report on Tamiflu. (more…)

Tamiflu & Relenza: how effective are they?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The BMJ and Cochrane call on government and health policy decision makers to review guidance on use of Tamiflu in light of most recent evidence

Tamiflu (the antiviral drug oseltamivir) shortens symptoms of influenza by half a day (more…)

All talk and no action, says researcher, as Roche makes more promises to release data

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Restrictive conditions may render “independent” analysis a hollow concept

Roche’s new pledge to release “full clinical study reports” as part of its data transparency policy appear to be all talk and no action, warns a researcher from the Cochrane group on today. (more…)

Roche responds to BMJ's letter, but fails to address question of missing Tamiflu data

Monday, November 12th, 2012

A leading researcher has suggested that European governments should sue the drug firm Roche and that doctors and others boycott the company’s products until it publishes missing data on Tamiflu. (more…)

Swine flu develops resistance to Tamiflu

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

It is reported that 5 patients in Cardiff’s University Hospital have become infected with a Tamiflu resistant strain of swine flu. This is only the second time that a resistant strain has passed from person to person. The first time was in a summer camp in the US (which has yet to be properly confirmed). There are approximately 60 known cases of the swine flu mutating into a resistant strain worldwide. (more…)

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