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Australia Struggles To Have Adequate Supply Of Flu Antivirals

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Australian authorities say the nation has an adequate stockpile of antivirals for treating the H1N1 influenza virus for the current winter season. The government responded to concerns sparked when supplies of the country's pediatric versions of Roche's Tamiflu (oseltamivir) were depleted to the point a shortage became of national concern. Roche-Australia said the drug needed to be imported from Europe and it could not say when the next shipment would arrive. Australia's chief infections adviser said the government is likely to use nearly all of its stockpile of antivirals before the flu seasons is over. (Click here for more



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