Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report

Apr 10, 2014, 5:15 AM EDT
The U.K. has spent £473m on Tamiflu, which is stockpiled by governments globally to prepare for flu pandemics.
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Hundreds of millions of pounds may have been wasted on a drug for flu that works no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis has said. The U.K. has spent £473m on Tamiflu, which is stockpiled by governments globally to prepare for flu pandemics. The Cochrane Collaboration claimed the drug did not prevent the spread of flu or reduce dangerous complications, and only slightly helped symptoms.
Background:
Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report [BBC]

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