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Roche: few cases of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu

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posted on Sep, 7 2009 @ 09:47 AM
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Roche: few cases of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu


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BASEL, Switzerland – Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche Holding AG said Monday that it has had reports of 13 cases of pandemic swine flu becoming resistant to Tamiflu, which it calls a very low percentage.

A good sign is that the people who had the resistant strain have not passed the disease on to other people, said David Reddy, leader of Roche's Tamiflu pandemic task force. And the resistant variety has been like the widespread version of the virus in that it typically produces only mild symptoms.

The 13 cases were scattered around the world in Europe, the United States and Asia, said
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posted on Sep, 7 2009 @ 09:47 AM
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It is possible that the patient in this case were underdosed which led to them developing resistence to the drug. However, as more people panic and demand treatment, they need to make sure that Tamiflu is actually indicated and that proper doses are given and that the patients actually take it as well.

Its going to be a busy winter for sure

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