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The World Health Organization has said healthy patients who catch swine flu do not need to be treated with Tamiflu.
Antiviral drugs should be used in patients who are severely ill or those in high-risk groups including the under fives and pregnant women, it said.
The cost of the drug and the potential for resistance were taken into account by the expert panel.
But the UK government said it was taking a "safety first" approach by offering antivirals to everyone.
A spokesman for the Department of Health said they would keep the policy under review.
"We now know it's no more severe than seasonal flu for which we don't make Tamiflu available for healthy members of the general population.