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London : Mr Burnham agreed to take part in the show to discuss the alleged merits of Tamiflu (how it sticks in my craw even to write those words) he was doubtless looking forward to putting across the Government's point of view in the gentlest of surroundings.
What ensued was an ambush, as the visibly irate presenter revealed that his daughter Georgina had collapsed and nearly died after taking the supposedly harmless drug
Originally posted by ravenshadow13
Every medication sports very rare but deadly risks of side effects. Including your Advil, Tylenol, Claritin, whatever. So out of the thousands of people taking Tamiflu, a small percentage of them will have adverse effects.
And out of the percentage of people trying a new food for the first time, a small percentage will also have adverse effects ranging from anaphylactic shock to an upset stomach.
It's a new substance entering the body. It's going to happen sometimes.
Tokyo : Japan's health ministry says it plans to reissue a warning of dangerous behavioral side effects linked to the anti-influenza drug Tamiflu. This comes amid reports that several children in Japan died after taking the medication. Governments around the world are stockpiling the medicine amid growing fears of a possible human pandemic of avian influenza.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
thanks for the thread
50% of Vietnam surveyed said they won't take the vaccine
A Pig's Ear on Tamiflu Stockpiles?
This probably needs further investigation by someone with more time, but a couple of GP blogs have pointed out that large numbers of the Tamiflu anti-viral dosages will expire this autumn. The Jobbing Doctor believes this is the reason why the government is so keen to get this out. If we are in for a far more serious outbreak of Swine 'Flu later in the year, it would be shocking if large stocks of Tamiflu were by then out of date. However, given the comments on the Jobbing Doctor and NHS Blog Doctor, there is some question as to how many people are actually completing the prescribed Tamiflu doses, given the side effects being reported.