TITLE

Tamiflu still prudent for pandemic influenza, PHAC maintains

AUTHOR(S)
Eggertson, Laura
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/9/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE133
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that despite the updated Cochrane review of the usefulness of neuraminidase inhibitor Tamilflu, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) decided to reserve the drugs for use against influenza. The agency points out that the review was not on the pandemic H1N1, but focused on seasonal influenza. Allison McGeer, director of infection control at the Mount Sinai Hospital, states there is a difficulty in getting data on reductions in complications in an out-patient population.
ACCESSION #
48004244

 

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