Tamiflu™ (generic name: Oseltamivir) has been promoted for years as a miracle drug for treating influenza (including swine flu) and other viral nasties. The US gov’t has spent gazillions of tax dollars stockpiling it. But….
… but, as real statisticians and investigators not paid by Genentech have looked more closely, its effectiveness has gotten shakier and shakier. The Junkman has previously had some articles about it.
So today we’ve got yet another series of studies, this time based out of the UK, which raise even more questions as to why anyone, let alone any gov’t group, is buying and using it. (And again, the US has done the same):
[from the Telegraph.uk]
“Tamiflu: drugs given for swine flu ‘were waste of £500m’Drug Tamiflu does nothing to halt the spread of influenza and Government wasted nearly £500 million stockpiling it over swine flu pandemic, study finds”