Double dose of Tamiflu proves no better in severe flu

May 30, 2013 10:50 PM

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Double dose of Tamiflu proves no better in severe flu

LONDON (Reuters) - There are no benefits from giving patients with severe flu a double dose of Roche's drug Tamiflu, despite calls by some experts for the use of higher doses in the most serious cases.

That verdict from the first randomized clinical trial to study the issue has implications for global guidelines on stockpiling drugs for a potential flu pandemic, researchers said on Friday.

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