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  • noun pharmacology An antiviral drug used to treat influenza; it is a derivative of shikimic acid, and is marketed as Tamiflu.

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  • This week, British researchers questioned research into the benefits of the antiviral drug Tamiflu generic name oseltamivir, widely used around the world since the outbreak of the swine flu pandemic, because the full results of studies have not been published.

    Questions raised over unpublished Tamiflu data

  • This week, British researchers questioned research into the benefits of the antiviral drug Tamiflu (generic name oseltamivir), widely used around the world since the outbreak of the swine flu pandemic, because the full results of studies have not been published.

    Questions raised over unpublished Tamiflu data

  • The Basel-based company has licensed the drug to several other producers to make a generic version, known as oseltamivir, but there is no guarantee they and Roche will be able to produce enough doses if the virus spreads rapidly.

    Roche Donates 5.65 Million Packets of Tamiflu to WHO

  • Some countries have already made stockpiles of the oseltamivir, which is the drug which we use.

    CNN Transcript Feb 23, 2005

  • Tamiflu, which goes by the chemical name oseltamivir, is an antiviral medication used to treat or prevent influenza.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • For 10 days, campers and counselors who lived in adjoining cabins took a drug called oseltamivir (Tamiflu) with an eye toward preventing infection.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • For 10 days, campers and counselors who lived in adjoining cabins took a drug called oseltamivir (Tamiflu) with an eye toward preventing infection.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • For 10 days, campers and counselors who lived in adjoining cabins took a drug called oseltamivir (Tamiflu) with an eye toward preventing infection.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • For 10 days, campers and counselors who lived in adjoining cabins took a drug called oseltamivir (Tamiflu) with an eye toward preventing infection.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • For 10 days, campers and counselors who lived in adjoining cabins took a drug called oseltamivir (Tamiflu) with an eye toward preventing infection.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

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  • "Science has developed several antiviral drugs, particularly oseltamivir, that cut down the duration and severity of the illness (although, oddly, it remains uncertain whether it cuts the mortality rate). More important in terms of a pandemic, these antivirals also work as a prophylactic, preventing people from getting the disease while they are taking it. This makes it of absolutely critical importance in the months that would pass before a vaccine could be made. The United States and several other governments have just begun—but only just begun—to stockpile oseltamivir, but the single manufacturer making oseltamivir cannot meet demand. If a pandemic struck in the near future, supplies would quickly run out. And of course, there is always the fear that the virus would become resistant to it or to any drug."

    —John M. Barry, The Great Influenza (NY: Penguin Books, 2004), 455

    February 18, 2009