Feds to stockpile antivirals as pandemic "speed bump"

Lett, Dan
April 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/26/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 9, p1167
Academic Journal
Reports the plan of the Canadian federal government to stockpile antiviral drugs in readiness for a potential influenza pandemic. Estimated number of drug doses that Canada will be able to obtain; Expensiveness of stockpiling antivirals; Types of drugs that have the greatest potential to control the spread of a virulent new strain of influenza.


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