Pharma Steps Up to Help With Swine Flu

June 2009
Pharmaceutical Representative;Jun2009, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p8
The article reports on the move by the pharmaceutical companies Roche and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to work with the U.S. government to provide medication to the people most affected by swine influenza. While Roche has pointed out the significance of its drug Tamiflu for the disease, GSK has supplied 100,000 packs of its antiviral Relenza to Mexico along with 170,000 doses of its seasonal vaccine for the flu. Both Tamiflu and Relenza are reportedly found to be effective in treating swine influenza.


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