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First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Effectiveness of Tamiflu and Relenza questioned

“Ministers blew £650 MILLION on useless anti-flu drugs,” the Daily Mail reports.The paper cites a large study, which investigated the effectiveness of the antiviral drugs Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir).These drugs, called neuraminidase ... [Published Nursing Times - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

An expert’s questions for the Australian Government on the “Scamiflu” saga

“Most experts would agree that the modest benefits of Tamiflu and Relenza, as reported by the review, do not justify the increased adverse risks, let alone the money spent on them…”So says an NHS Choices analysis of an important systematic review published ... [Published Crikey Media - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

These 10 Solutions May Help To Treat Flu Symptoms Without Tamiflu

If you have flu symptoms, your doctor may prescribe Tamiflu, but unfortunately, you may be taking a medication that doesn’t actually work.Dr. Vanessa Jordan, a New Zealand Cochrane Fellow at the University of Auckland reports that, through a research ... [Published EMax Health - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Health headlines: Flu medications may not help much

Medicines meant to make you beat the flu may not work as well as manufacturers claim.A new study found that Tamiflu and another influenza drug, Relenza, do not lower the rate of serious flu complications.However, the drugs can stop adult symptoms about ... [Published Central Florida News 13 - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Rx for Mass Hysteria?

There was a long-running joke when I was at school. It seemed that no matter what ailment you came down with, no matter how severe, the school nurse would prescribe exactly the same treatment.“Take some painkillers” was always the stock standard response, ... [Published eyeforpharma.com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Scientists say UK wasted £560m on flu drugs that are not proven

© Bloomberg/GettyRoche HQ: the company disputes a report by independent scientists questioning the effectiveness of TamifluThe government has wasted half a billion pounds stockpiling two anti- flu drugs that have not been proved to stop the spread of ... [Published Sott.net - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Scottish developed anti-flu spray ‘will save lives’

A TREATMENT which could prove a breakthrough in protection against pandemic flu has been developed by Scottish scientists.A preventative compound, which could be administered via a nasal spray, has the potential to guard against current and future strains ... [Published The Scotsman - Apr 15 2014]
Entities: Influenza, Virus, Pandemic
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Scientists find benefits of Tamiflu overestimated

When the swine flu pandemic became a global issue in 2009 and 2010, Roche's influenza treatment drug Tamiflu became a household name. The drug has been approved in more than 100 countries and has been widely used to prevent and treat influenza global ... [Published Processing Magazine - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Study Finds Tamiflu Not As Effective As Thought

Researchers say the popular antiviral flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza are not as effective as doctors and public health experts were led to believe, in the most comprehensive review of data on the effectiveness of the two drugs.Read the whole story at ... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 14 2014]
Entities: Tamiflu, Relenza, Antiviral
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Today's Top Medical Stories for Monday, April 14, 2014

CNN -- Drugs that fight the flu may not work as well as the government thought when it stockpiled them in case of flu pandemic.A new study by a nonprofit network of health practitioners, researchers and patient advocates finds Tamiflu and another influenza ... [Published OzarksFirst.com - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Flu drugs may not work as well as we thought

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Drugs that fight the flu may not work as well as the government once thought.A new study by a nonprofit network of health practitioners, researchers and patient advocates finds Tamiflu and another influenza drug, Relenza, do ... [Published WHAS 11 - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 54 reports

Study:Tamiflu Doesn’t Reduce Hospitalizations

When you have the flu, the only thing you’re thinking about is getting over it as soon as possible.“Makes you bed ridden for a week at least. And that’s if you’re in relatively good health to begin with,” says Pharmacist Ben Christopher.Governments have ... [Published WKRG - Apr 10 2014]
Entities: Tamiflu, Influenza, Drugs

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"We firmly stand by the quality and integrity of our data, reflected in decisions reached by 100 regulators across the world and subsequent real-world evidence demonstrating that Tamiflu is an effective medicine in the treatment and prevention of influenza" it said in a statement reported by Reuters
Governments like to be seen to be doing something. Wendy Barclay from Imperial College London best summed this up telling Reuters: "If another pandemic came tomorrow, and the government had no drug to treat thousands of influenza infected patients, I imagine there would be public outcry"
...also found worrying side-effects in people taking it to prevent flu, which had not been fully disclosed, including psychiatric and kidney problems. "There is no credible way these drugs could prevent a pandemic" said Carl Heneghan, professor of evidence-based medicine at Oxford University and one of the team...
"We have developed an alternative host-targeted approach to prevent influenza by synthesising novel proteins, or biologics, that are designed to mask specific sugar molecules that line the respiratory tract" they said in a statement

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Effectiveness of Tamiflu and Relenza questioned [Published Nursing Times - Apr 18 2014]
ABPI criticises Roche for withholding Tamiflu d... [Published PJ Online - Apr 17 2014]
An expert’s questions for the Australian Govern... [Published Crikey Media - Apr 17 2014]
Neuraminadase inhibitors not always beneficial ... [Published Orthopedics Today - Apr 16 2014]
Tamiflu scandal exposes bloodsucking big pharma [Published Socialist Party - Apr 16 2014]
Governments should review use of ‘stockpiled’ f... [Published Irish Medical Times - Apr 16 2014]
These 10 Solutions May Help To Treat Flu Sympto... [Published EMax Health - Apr 16 2014]
Tamiflu is the new snake oil [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Apr 16 2014]
Health headlines: Flu medications may not help ... [Published Central Florida News 13 - Apr 15 2014]
Rx for Mass Hysteria? [Published eyeforpharma.com - Apr 15 2014]
Scientific Society: Stockpiling of flu drugs sh... [Published Washington Square News - Apr 15 2014]
Scientists say UK wasted £560m on flu drugs tha... [Published Sott.net - Apr 15 2014]
Scottish developed anti-flu spray ‘will save li... [Published The Scotsman - Apr 15 2014]
Study Finds Tamiflu Not As Effective As Thought [Published Huffington Post - Apr 14 2014]
Review: Stockpiling Tamiflu for flu outbreaks i... [Published Nurse.com - Apr 14 2014]
Tamiflu: Was this flu drug a waste of money? [Published All4Women - Apr 14 2014]
Scientists find benefits of Tamiflu overestimated [Published Processing Magazine - Apr 14 2014]
The Tamiflu Scandal - Government regulations, w... [Published Axis of Logic - Apr 14 2014]
Today's Top Medical Stories for Monday, April 1... [Published OzarksFirst.com - Apr 14 2014]
Tamiflu unpopular with S'pore doctors [Published Asiaone - Apr 14 2014]
Flu drugs may not work as well as we thought [Published WHAS 11 - Apr 13 2014]
Makers of Tamiflu hid info that showed how inef... [Published Canadian Content - Apr 12 2014]
Flu medications' effectiveness under scrutiny [Published ENCA - Apr 12 2014]
Flu Drugs Tamiflu and Relenza May Not Prevent T... [Published Big News Network - Apr 12 2014]
MOH to Study Effectiveness of Tamiflu to Treat ... [Published French Tribune - Apr 12 2014]
Antiviral Drugs Tamiflu, Relenza May Harm Some ... [Published Telemanagement - Apr 12 2014]
Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds [Published Philly.com - Apr 12 2014]
Cochrane Review: Governments Wasted Money Stock... [Published P&T Community - Apr 11 2014]
Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds: Med... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 11 2014]
MOH to study negative findings on Tamiflu [Published Today Online - Apr 11 2014]
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Tamiflu Helps The Flu A Little But The Nausea A... [Published Scientific Blogging - Medicine - Apr 11 2014]
A review based on full internal reports of 20 Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and 26 Relenza (zanamivir) trials found that Tamiflu (the antiviral drug oseltamivir) shortens symptoms of influenza by half a day but there is no good evidence to support claims that ...
Study Finds Tamiflu Not as Effective as Thought [Published TIME.com - Apr 10 2014]
Researchers say the popular antiviral flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza are not as effective as doctors and public health experts were led to believe, in the most comprehensive review of data on the effectiveness of the two drugs. There isn’t strong evidence ...
New evidence, same conclusion: Tamiflu only mod... [Published Science-Based Medicine - Apr 10 2014]
Does Tamiflu have any meaningful effects on the prevention or treatment of influenza? Considering the drug’s been on the market for almost 15 years, and is widely used, you should expect this question has been answered after 15 flu seasons. Answering ...
£653 Million 'Thrown Down the Drain' On Anti-Fl... [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 10 2014]
The £653m spent on drugs to deal with a potential Bird Flu pandemic was 'money thrown down the drain', a damning report has found. The money was spent huge stockpiles of Tamiflu and Relenza, because of concerns in 2005 of a major outbreak. Scientists ...
UK Government Wasted Billion On Flu Drugs: Study [Published St George West - Apr 10 2014]
The British government has wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on stockpiling ineffective medicine for emergency treatment of flu , a study shows. Orwellian UK BANNED Press TV: Oxford University conducted the study and published the results ...
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