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S. Korea Frees Extra $100 Million To Double Tamiflu Supply

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

South Korea President Lee Myung-bak has authorized emergency funds from the treasury to deal with what is expected to become a serious epidemic in October or November. At a meeting with his chief secretaries, the release of the funds would allow the government to double its current supply of 5.3 million doses of Roche's Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Separately, officials allocated a $100 million increase in the government budget for antiviral purchases. (Click here for more



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