Tamiflu firm to help generic production

As fears mount about a possible world bird flu epidemic, the maker of antiviral drug Tamiflu has agreed to help generic pharmaceutical manufacturers increase production of the medicine.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
22nd October, 2005

As fears mount about a possible world bird flu epidemic, the maker of antiviral drug Tamiflu has agreed to help generic pharmaceutical manufacturers increase production of the medicine.

Tamiflu, which is made by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche, is the leading anti-flu drug on the market. Countries have spent billions stockpiling the drug after the World Health Organisation issued a warning on the possibility of a flu pandemic caused by the avian flu, the H5N1 virus....

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