Oct 19th, 2009
Prescribers and pharmacists should be alert for potential dosing errors with Tamiflu for oral suspension. The dosing dispenser packaged with Tamiflu has markings only in 30, 45, and 60 mg, whereas health care providers usually write prescriptions for liquid medicines in milliliters (mL) or teaspoons. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports of errors where ...
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Apr 27th, 2009
In response to recent human infections of Swine influenza A (H1N1) (swine flu) virus, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a nationwide public health emergency declaration on April 26. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is conducting case investigations, monitoring for illness in swine flu patients’ contacts, and enhancing surveillance ...
Jan 20th, 2009
In recent years, doctors have used the drug Tamiflu to treat serious flu cases. Unfortunately, most flu strains making rounds in the United States this year are resistant to Tamiflu, making it more difficult to treat serious flu sufferers. Listen to the NPR news report for details. Another Reason to Get a Flu Vaccination was ...