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Australia Says Tamiflu Use To Remain Restricted For H1N1

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Australia's health minister cautioned the public against using Roche's Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for the H1N1 influenza virus now declared a global pandemic. Health Minister Nicola Roxon said the drug would not be prescribed for most cases of the swine flu, particularly not for mild cases. High demand already is restricting commercial supplies, she said, but the government still has stockpiles of the drug available. She also said the World Health Organization declaration of a pandemic would not necessarily change Australia's handling of H1N1. (Click here for more



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