Tamiflu shortens the duration of influenza symptoms by only half a day, does not stop person-to-person spread and increases the risk of nausea say the authors of a new review who want Governments to rethink stockpiling neuraminidase inhibitors.
Japan will only be receiving 50 per cent of its usual supply of the
blockbuster flu drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) this year, thanks to
significantly reduced demand following reports of suicidal
behaviour in adolescents taking the medication.
Roche has just had the child-size, lower strength version of its
blockbuster flu treatment Tamiflu (oseltamivir) approved by EU
authorities, though possibly just a little too late for this year's
Roche has received a positive opinion from EU regulators
recommending the approval of low-dose capsules of the blockbuster
flu drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir), providing a more convenient dosage
form for children.
China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) has authorised
Shanghai Sunve Pharmaceutical and Yichang Changjiang Pharmaceutical
to produce a licensed version of Roche's Tamiflu (oseltamivir
phosphate), the first such...
Responding to surging demand for its flu drug Tamiflu, Roche has
announced it is expanding its external contractors to fifteen in
nine different countries, as its needs for intermediates and
finished product increase.
With the aim of meeting government's needs for pandemic planning,
Roche has announced it is on track to produce 300 million Tamiflu
treatments annually from 2007, after stepping up its production