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  • n. 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    Questions raised over unpublished Tamiflu data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    Questions raised over unpublished Tamiflu data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

  • Tamiflu®, also known as oseltamivir phosphate, remains the most widely used antiviral drug for the prevention and treatment of H1N1 infections as well as bird flu and seasonal influenzas.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Tamiflu, also known as oseltamivir phosphate, remains the most widely used antiviral drug for the prevention and treatment of H1N1 infections as well as bird flu and seasonal influenzas.

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • But the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in March that 98 percent of all flu samples from the H1N1 strain were resistant to oseltamivir, which is manufactured by Roche AG and marketed under the brand Tamiflu.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • The WHO said the virus appears to be susceptible to Roche AG's flu drug Tamiflu, also known as oseltamivir, but not to older flu drugs such as amantadine.

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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