Tag: Tamiflu

Biden Admin Offers States Tamiflu From Strategic National Stockpile

The Biden administration is releasing a prescription flu medication through the strategic national stockpile amid an early spread of multiple respiratory illnesses this winter. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Wednesday that Tamiflu will be made available to states, territories, and tribes “to respond to an increased demand for the antiviral…


‘Severe Shortages’ of Tamiflu, Other Medications Reported Across US

A number of groups, hospitals, and doctors have issued warnings about shortages of amoxicillin, Tamiflu, albuterol, and other medications. Amoxicillin is used to treat bacterial infections including strep throat, whooping cough, and some urinary tract infections; antiviral Tamiflu is one of the most common flu medications in the United States; and albuterol is an inhaler used…


As Flu Season Starts, Problematic Drug Still Sold

It’s been more than 20 years since Tamiflu, the first orally active neuraminidase inhibitor to prevent and treat influenza A and B, was rolled out by drugmaker Roche. Not a flu vaccine, Tamiflu (oseltamivir) blocks the flu virus’s neuraminidase protein. The medication is available only by prescription and is often prescribed for people at high…