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Originally posted by TONE23
You guys do know who has a vested interest in Tamiflu dont you?
Donald Rumsfeld - used to on the board of Gilead Sciences(makers of tamiflu), and still has a large portion of stocks invested in the company.
Also hasnt it already been proven that Tamiflu does NOT kill the bird flu. I see this as a big waste of money.
After treating 41 victims of H5N1, the deadly form of the bird flu virus, a Vietnamese doctor has concluded Tamiflu, the drug most widely stockpiled around the world to combat a feared pandemic, is "useless."
Dr. Nguyen Tuong Van, who runs the intensive care unit of the Center for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi, followed World Health Organization guidelines in her treatment of patients but concluded it had no effect on the disease.
"We place no importance on using this drug on our patients," she said. "Tamiflu is really only meant for treating ordinary type A flu. It was not designed to combat H5N1 ... [Tamiflu] is useless."