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Tamiflu

Tamiflu is the trade name for the antiviral drug Oseltamivir. According to Wikipedia, Oseltamivir is "an antiviral drug, a neuraminidase inhibitor used in the treatment and prophylaxis of both influenza A and influenza B. Oseltamivir was the first orally active neuraminidase inhibitor commercially developed. It was developed by Gilead Sciences and is currently marketed by Hoffman-La Roche (Roche) under the trade name Tamiflu®."

Due to the current concerns over an avian flu pandemic, the world-wide demand for Tamiflu is at risk of quickly outpacing its supply. Roche may be establishing partnerships around the world to increase Tamiflu production, but experts suggest that if--or when--a pandemic breaks out, it may be nearly impossible to acquire the drug.

Side effects of Tamiflu

Whilst it is possible that Tamiflu may help reduce the symptoms of bird flu, there have also be reports of potentially serious side effects of the drug

The most common side effects of Tamiflu are nausea and vomiting, although some incidences of self-injury and delirium with the use of Tamiflu in patients with the flu have been reported (mostly from Japan). These reports were primarily among children, although the exact relationship of these reported events to Tamiflu is not known.

We have created a seperate news feed at the bottom of this page to cover the side effects of Tamiflu.

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Website offers discount cards for Tamiflu - FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:19:28 GMT

FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Website offers discount cards for Tamiflu
FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay
(FOX 13) - Widespread flu activity has people around the country scrambling for flu shots and Tamiflu. After a Texas teacher's death was caused by flu complications, her widower told local news outlets his wife was reluctant to fill her prescription ...

Is Tamiflu the answer for your flu? Here's what you need to know - USA TODAY Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:55:36 GMT

USA TODAY

Is Tamiflu the answer for your flu? Here's what you need to know
USA TODAY
The most intense flu season in a decade has millions of Americans looking for relief — and wondering whether a prescription drug best known by the brand name Tamiflu is the answer. The antiviral drug has been around for nearly two decades, but many ...
Tamiflu may have odd side effects, particularly in children, experts sayIndianapolis Star
Flu relief is coming as successors to aging Tamiflu near marketThe Seattle Times
Tamiflu costs have sufferers trying alternatives, but Tamiflu still best betTHV 11
KTNV Las Vegas -Wall Street Journal -CBS News -Bloomberg
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FACT CHECK: Is Tamiflu Causing Increased Deaths from Flu? - Snopes.com Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:20:53 GMT

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Flu Death Puts Antiviral Drugs in the Spotlight | Time - TIME Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:00:09 GMT

WXYZ

Flu Death Puts Antiviral Drugs in the Spotlight | Time
TIME
Heather Holland's husband said he picked up the prescription the day after she refused it and she died three days later.
Ask Dr. Nandi: Tamiflu may have strange side effectsWXYZ
Flu-stricken Texas teacher's death puts focus on antiviralsHerald-Whig

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Some trying cheaper flu remedies than Tamiflu - ABC15 Arizona Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:35:28 GMT

ABC15 Arizona

Some trying cheaper flu remedies than Tamiflu
ABC15 Arizona
PHOENIX - Many across the country have felt the effects of the flu this season. One way people are fighting it is with Tamiflu -- but some are refusing it because of the cost. The flu has been so bad this season, Tamiflu fills and refills are five ...

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Telling Tales: Sparing Tamiflu leads to sharing the flu - Lebanon Democrat Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:17:46 GMT

Telling Tales: Sparing Tamiflu leads to sharing the flu
Lebanon Democrat
But I'm thinking not sharing your Tamiflu when someone in the house has the flu might just be grounds for divorce. In fact, it's right up there with using my shampoo to wash the dog or driving my car and changing the seat settings. Not to mention, for ...

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Can a Popular Flu Medicine Be Dangerous? - Everyday Health, Inc. (blog) Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:49:57 GMT

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Can a Popular Flu Medicine Be Dangerous?
Everyday Health, Inc. (blog)
The worst flu season in years continues to hit hard across the country, with no sign of letting up. While there's no cure for the flu, antivirals are often prescribed to treat influenza infections. But even the common flu treatment Tamiflu can have ...
Tamiflu low as flu cases keep risingSpring Hope Enterprise
Answers to Your Most Pressing Flu Season QuestionsConsumerReports.org
Flu warfare may look different next yearCNN
USA TODAY -CDC -CDC
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$2169 hospital bill for 90-minute visit to get Tamiflu stuns Arizona man - AZCentral.com Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:20:10 GMT

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$2169 hospital bill for 90-minute visit to get Tamiflu stuns Arizona man
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$2,169 hospital bill for 90-minute visit to get Tamiflu stuns Arizona man. Ken Alltucker, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 6:00 a.m. MT Feb. 16, 2018 | Updated 2:41 p.m. MT Feb. 16, 2018. play. CLOSE. The Centers for Disease Control and ...

Tamiflu: Why the potentially life-saving drug costs so much - WJLA Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:30:48 GMT

WJLA

Tamiflu: Why the potentially life-saving drug costs so much
WJLA
Their mother, Sheryl Krauthamer, got the flu too and sticker shock when she bought Tamiflu for her girls. “I did buy the Tamiflu,” said Krauthamer. “I paid $450 dollars because cost of the prescription was applied toward my deductible.” Four-hundred ...

Do You Need Tamiflu for the Flu? - ConsumerReports.org Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:58:06 GMT

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Do You Need Tamiflu for the Flu?
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(See the CDC flu activity map, below.) What's more, the CDC estimates that this year's vaccine is only 32 percent effective in providing protection against the H3N2 strain of the flu—the predominant one currently circulating. (But it's still important ...
Bizarre hallucinations reported in children taking TamifluTheBlaze.com
Mounting Tamiflu terrors: Girl, 11 saw 'the portal to HELL' and had to be hospitalized for three months after she ...Daily Mail
Bizarre hallucinations have been reported taking Tamiflu for kidsWeek Facts
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News feed 2 - side effects of Tamiflu

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Tamiflu may have odd side effects, particularly in children, experts say - USA TODAY Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:41:57 GMT

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Tamiflu may have odd side effects, particularly in children, experts say
USA TODAY
INDIANAPOLIS — In the throes of one of the most severe flu seasons in recent years, renewed attention is being paid to the suggestion that one of the few medications to treat the virus may not be right for every patient — especially healthy children ...
Is Tamiflu the answer for your flu? Here's what you need to knowKHOU

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Ask Dr. Nandi: Tamiflu may have strange side effects - WXYZ Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:34:00 GMT

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Ask Dr. Nandi: Tamiflu may have strange side effects
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The number of people reporting flu-like symptoms continues to rise as we get to the middle of February. It's been a rough winter for people getting sick. Now, some are raising red flags about one of the few medicines used to treat the flu, called ...

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Families raise concern about Tamiflu side effects - CBS News Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:47:26 GMT

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Families raise concern about Tamiflu side effects
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One Indiana family claims the drug Tamiflu had an extreme side effect that prompted their teenager to kill himself, CBS Indianapolis station WTTV reports. Charlie Harp was a standout high school football player, described as a happy teen. But family ...
Family says Tamiflu caused their 15-year-old to commit suicideActionNewsJax.com
Family Raises Concerns About Tamiflu After Teen's SuicideNBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Family says Tamiflu may have caused their child's suicide6abc.com
POPSUGAR -Fox 59
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FACT CHECK: Is Tamiflu Causing Increased Deaths from Flu? - Snopes.com Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:20:53 GMT

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The Truth About Scary Tamiflu Side Effects - Health.com Thu, 01 Feb 2018 23:15:44 GMT

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The Truth About Scary Tamiflu Side Effects
Health.com
At least once every flu season, we hear a chilling story about someone who has experienced an abnormal or dangerous psychiatric event after taking the prescription antiviral flu medication Tamiflu. The latest accounts? That Tamiflu can cause suicide or ...
Flu keeps clinics busy as doctors warn of Tamiflu side effectsKHON2
In midst of deadly flu season, families raise concern about Tamiflu side effectsWLWT Cincinnati
Concerns over Tamiflu side effectsKAKE
4029tv -ABC News
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Can a Popular Flu Medicine Be Dangerous? - Everyday Health, Inc. (blog) Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:49:57 GMT

Everyday Health, Inc. (blog)

Can a Popular Flu Medicine Be Dangerous?
Everyday Health, Inc. (blog)
The worst flu season in years continues to hit hard across the country, with no sign of letting up. While there's no cure for the flu, antivirals are often prescribed to treat influenza infections. But even the common flu treatment Tamiflu can have ...
Answers to Your Most Pressing Flu Season QuestionsConsumerReports.org
Flu warfare may look different next yearQ13 FOX
Why health officials still promote flu shot even when vaccine is not that effectiveIndianapolis Star
Daily Mail -WTNH Connecticut News (press release) -CDC -CDC
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Should I take Tamiflu? Concerns raised about drug used to ease flu symptoms - Today.com Thu, 01 Feb 2018 12:20:44 GMT

Today.com

Should I take Tamiflu? Concerns raised about drug used to ease flu symptoms
Today.com
Because so many people are sick from the flu, some areas may have shortages of the prescription antiviral Tamiflu, a medication that can ease symptoms and stop the illness from getting worse. The drug manufacturer and the Centers for Disease Control ...
How to protect children from growing flu outbreakKFDX
Early Flu Symptoms In Babies That Should Be Addressed ASAPRomper
20 new flu deaths this week in NC brings season total to 95WRAL.com
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Reports of hallucinations, suicide raise fears over Tamiflu side effects - News 5 Cleveland Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:07:51 GMT

News 5 Cleveland

Reports of hallucinations, suicide raise fears over Tamiflu side effects
News 5 Cleveland
“For the parents who are insisting that their kid get Tamiflu because of how scared they are about the pediatric deaths we've had, if your kid is not high risk, then you do need to think about the fact that this drug does come with side effects, and so ...
Parents warn their children are having hallucinations, threatening suicide while taking TamifluABC Action News

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Tamiflu sent son into rage, Garland mom says - WFAA Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:35:39 GMT

WFAA

Tamiflu sent son into rage, Garland mom says
WFAA
"Hallucinations and other psychiatric effects, anxiety is another big one, are a known side effect of Tamiflu, but they're so exceedingly rare," said Dr. Justin Smith, a pediatrician with Cook Children's. Dr. Smith said physicians always weigh risks ...

Doctor: Tamiflu side effects may include hallucinations, depression, suicidal thoughts - WBOY-TV Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:56:28 GMT

WBOY-TV

Doctor: Tamiflu side effects may include hallucinations, depression, suicidal thoughts
WBOY-TV
PLEASANTON, Calif. (KRON) - There are reports around the country that some flu patients are experiencing psychiatric side effects from the anti-viral drug Tamiflu. On Thursday, KRON4 spoke with a local doctor who explains warning signs parents and ...
CA woman blames Tamiflu for daughter's hallucinationsTucson News Now

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