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Flu Vaccine and Your Child | Pediatrics West

[Pediatrics West] such as people with asthma and heart disease, we may want to prescribe an antiviral medicine such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) or zanamivir (Relenza) at the first sign of illness, or even if they have been in contact with a known case of influenza. It must be taken within 48 hours after you notice symptoms.

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June 10, 2011

Tamiflu Bird Flu Treatment Review | Open Access Journals

[Open Access Journals] Tamiflu may also be used to treat adults and children during a pandemic such as swine flu, or in cases when flu vaccination doesn’t provide protection against a strain of the flu virus that is circulating. Tamiflu can be taken by anyone over the age of 1, but it can sometimes be prescribed to children between 6 - 12 months of age when a more severe strain is spreading, like swine flu or bird flu.

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Posted at 09:11 AM

March 21, 2011

Tamiflu Bird Flu Treatment Review | Original Article Directory

[Original Article Directory] Tamiflu may also be used to treat adults and children during a pandemic such as swine flu, or in cases when flu vaccination doesn’t provide protection against a strain of the flu virus that is circulating. Tamiflu can be taken by anyone over the age of 1, but it can sometimes be prescribed to children between 6 - 12 months of age when a more severe strain is spreading, like swine flu or bird flu.

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Posted at 09:04 AM

October 04, 2010

How to Protect Your Children From Bird Flu | onecoldhand-nyc.com

[onecoldhand-nyc.com] However, it may not be available, and nobody really knows how much Tamiflu is needed to stop a bird flu infection in adults, let alone in children. Plus, in Japan Tamiflu is associated with causing neurological disorders, including committing suicide, in 12 teenagers.

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Posted at 09:03 AM

September 15, 2010

Tamiflu Was Effective With Avian Influenza - What About The H1n1 ...

[timberland mens sweaters] Hoffman La-Roche Ltd., currently has a tight hold on the manufacturing of Tamiflu. Biolyse Pharma Corp., when turned down in its bid to try to enter the Tamiflu market, had decided as of December of 2005 to attempt to mass produce several tons of shikimic acid, which is the main ingredient in Tamiflu, from the needles of discarded Christmas trees, as well as other pine, fir, and spruce trees.

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Posted at 09:02 AM

September 14, 2009

Courageous kids

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Posted at 09:03 AM

August 17, 2009

H1N1- Ultimate News on influenza A - bird flu, swine flu & avian ...

[H1N1- Ultimate News on influenza A - bird flu, swine flu & avian flu alerts] In patients who are not immune-compromised, virus is usually cleared with or without Tamiflu treatment and therefore minor populations with H274Y would go undetected.  In immuno-compromised patients, as well as those who are on prophylactic Tamiflu, detections of resistance is more common because of the development of symptoms in patients who were previously asymptomatic, or in patients treated with Tamiflu over and extended time frame.

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Posted at 09:04 AM

August 10, 2009

UK: Worries Over Antiviral Abuse

[Avian Flu Diary] Our report today revealing that tens of thousands more people are likely to have received the antiviral drug Tamiflu than actually have swine flu should be a cause for concern for both the health authorities and also the wider public. This over-prescription is obviously a waste of National Health Service resources.

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Posted at 09:03 AM

April 24, 2009

A TIME'S MEMORY: Avian Flu Cases in Egypt Raise Alarms - NYTimes.com

[A TIME'S MEMORY] The government has loudly warned its citizens to avoid sick poultry and has trained doctors in remote clinics to give Tamiflu quickly and move cases to state hospitals, where treatment is free. In a country where chickens are both kept as pets and eaten, toddlers still touch dying birds but poultry workers would not.Egypt’s outbreak response contrasts sharply to Indonesia’s, where the sick often take herbal medicine first and where rural clinics lack Tamiflu, she said.

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Posted at 09:03 AM

December 05, 2006

S.Korea bird flu won’t hurt India meal sales: trade (Bird flu)

[Home (aboutflu.net)] S.Korea bird flu won’t hurt India meal sales: trade NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s soymeal exports to major feedstock importer South Korea will not be hit by an outbreak of deadly bird flu in the East Asian country, the head of an Indian trade body said on Friday. Canada tells Roche to include Tamiflu warning OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada has asked Swiss drug maker Roche AG to warn consumers of possible health risks linked to its influenza drug Tamiflu, the health department said on Wednesday.

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Posted at 12:07 AM

November 28, 2006

Patients suffer mental health problems while taking Tamiflu

La Leva di Archimede (ENG)[La Leva di Archimede (ENG)] The move comes after the pharmaceutical company wrote to US doctors last week, warning that "people with the flu, particularly children, may be at an increased risk of self-injury and confusion shortly after taking Tamiflu and should be closely monitored for signs of unusual behaviour".

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Posted at 12:09 AM

November 17, 2006

Tamiflu Can Cause “Abnormal Behavior”

http://www.traditionalnaturopath.com [Traditional Naturopath :: Dr. Bill Bailey, Ph.D., MH, ND, CNHP, CTN discusses issues in the Natural Health field.] This “Bird Flu” drug now raises suspicions about behavioral effects in children. Bird flu drug Tamiflu may cause “abnormal behavior,” manufacturer...

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Posted at 12:08 AM

September 28, 2006

Britain completes stockpile of Tamiflu flu drug

[Enflu] LONDON (Reuters) - The final consignment of Britain's Tamiflu drug stockpile will be delivered this week, putting in place a central plank of contingency plans against a future flu pandemic, the Department of Health said on Wednesday.

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Posted at 12:13 AM

July 01, 2006

US to subsidize state purchases of Tamiflu

[Enflu] "Our ultimate goal is to stockpile sufficient quantities of antiviral drugs to treat 25 percent of the U.S. population," U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt said in a release.

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Posted at 12:08 AM

December 24, 2005

H5N1 is resisting Tamiflu

http://www.worldwide-disasters.com [Worldwide Disasters] Oxford University researchers report two cases of patients in Vietnam who died after failing to respond to treatment with the drug Tamiflu.

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Posted at 11:57 AM

December 08, 2005

Bird Flu Watch: Human-to-human Transmission?

http://theclogalmanac.blogspot.com [The Clog Almanac] There are now reports for a physician in Vietnam that Tamiflu is completely useless against bird flu -- see the Tamiflu story here.

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Posted at 09:44 AM

Vietnam bans Tamiflu sales

http://www.worldwide-disasters.com [Worldwide Disasters] The Vietnam government has banned the sale of the anti-viral Tamiflu  to prevent those not affected by the bird flu virus from taking it, thus increasing the likelihood that H5N1 will develop resistance to the drug. 

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Posted at 09:43 AM

November 22, 2005

Japan Deaths Not Traced To Tamiflu

http://workingfamiliespartyman.blogspot.com [The Working Families Party Man] A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said Friday that it saw no evidence Roche AG's Tamiflu caused the deaths of 12 children in Japan, but it urged regulators to continue monitoring the flu medicine's use.

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November 19, 2005

Tamiflu Catch-22

[Cloudy Thinking by Ron K. Jeffries] In background documents posted Thursday to the FDA’s Web site the FDA said most of the adverse events linked to Tamiflu, including all of the deaths, occurred in Japan. The FDA said all of the children had been diagnosed with influenza, started therapy with Tamiflu “and died suddenly, several of them in their sleep.”

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Posted at 11:30 AM

November 18, 2005

Bad News about Tamiflu

http://workingfamiliespartyman.blogspot.com [The Working Families Party Man] In a separate summary posted on the FDA web site, Roche, the manufacturer of Tamiflu, said: "There is no increase in deaths and neuropsychiatric events in patients on Tamiflu versus influenza patients in general." Officials from the FDA and the Swiss drugs giant will present information about the cases to an FDA advisory panel today.

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