Tamiflu shortens the duration of influenza symptoms by only half a day, does not stop person-to-person spread and increases the risk of nausea say the authors of a new review who want Governments to rethink stockpiling neuraminidase inhibitors.
Chugai Pharmaceutical has decided to manufacture a modified version
of Roche's Tamiflu (oseltamivir) in a dry syrup formulation which
can be stored at room temperature after the bottle is opened,
allowing for more storage capacity...
American chemists have found that seeds of the sweetgum fruit
contain significant amounts of shikimic acid, the main starting
material for Tamiflu, in a discovery that could prove vital, as
demand for the drug skyrockets amidst bird...