Archive for the ‘Tamiflu’ Category

Tamiflu Developer: Swine Flu May Have Been Released From A Lab

May 13, 2009

One of the first scientists to properly analyze the genetic makeup of the so-called swine flu virus that emerged three weeks ago in Mexico and led to fears of a global pandemic states that the virus may have escaped from a laboratory.

Media Censoring Lethal Side Effects Of Flu Remedies

May 12, 2009

Donald Rumsfeld’s Tamiflu pushers (just as they were in 2006) are set to be the big winners in the GSFS (great swine flu scare of 2009) lottery. Shares of Swiss drug-maker Roche Holding had fallen sharply after their latest cancer drug failure—but the GSFS came just in time to give their falling stocks a boost—just as the great bird flu scare of 2006 did.

Fears early drug use could cause flu resistance

May 1, 2009

As the government moves to increase its stockpiles of Tamiflu to combat a potential flu pandemic, Susan Watts reports on anxieties that early and incorrect use of the drug could lead to resistant viruses.

Tamiflu side effect concerns grow after Japan deaths

April 28, 2009

Concerns that the influenza drug Tamiflu — seen as effective against a possible pandemic triggered by bird flu — may induce fatal side effects are growing in Japan after two people who took it fell to their deaths last month.

The deaths, the latest cases of abnormal behavior by those who took Tamiflu, prompted the Health Ministry to issue a warning last week that influenza patients could show psychiatric problems, although it has denied the drug was responsible for them.

WHO Says Initial Findings Show Swine Flu Responds To Tamiflu

April 28, 2009

The World Health Organization said Saturday initial findings show a multi-strain swine flu which has killed up to 60 people in Mexico is responding to Roche Holding AG’s (ROG.VX) flu drug Tamiflu.

“The information we have to far is the strain is receptive to Tamiflu,” WHO spokesman Aphaluck Bhatiasevi told Dow Jones Newswires.

An emergency meeting of experts is still meeting in Geneva to discuss what the WHO has termed a “serious situation” with “pandemic potential.

FLASHBACK: Killing Two Birds With One Tamiflu Stone