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Unfortunate side effects? Happy sixteen year old commits suicide after taking Tamiflu
(Natural News) A sixteen year old boy from Franklin Township, Indiana committed suicide after taking Tamiflu for his flu. The teen, named Charlie Harp, was found by his aunt and uncle, who were also his guardians, in the garage. His family believes that it was the medication that drove him to commit suicide. Jackie Ray,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Woman dies after declining Tamiflu due to cost
Heather Holland, 38, a mother of two, did not take the antiviral medication out of principle due to its $116 price tag, her husband told ABC News. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Lupin launches generic influenza treatment capsules in the US
The capsules, in the strengths of 30 mg, 45 mg and 75 mg, are generic versions of Hoffman-La Roche Inc's Tamiflu capsules in the same strengths, the company said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shortage in Tamiflu as flu kills 4,000 people in one week
Statistics show  4,064 Americans died from the flu or pneumonia during the third week of 2018, while the illnesses were responsible for 1 in 10 fatalities in the first week of February. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental flu drug could kill the virus in one day
Researchers in Japan have developed an experimental flu drug that kills the virus in one day. The Shionogi& Co. compound said the drug works three times faster than Tamiflu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She survived her first bout with the flu — but not the second
Angie Barwise had come down with the flu around the holidays. Days after Christmas, the 58-year-old Texas mother and grandmother was diagnosed with influenza, along with bronchitis and strep, her family told Fox affiliate KDFW. Doctors gave her antibiotics and Tamiflu, an antiviral medication used to help treat the flu and, soon after, she started to bounce back. But almost exactly a month […]Related:This flu season has now reached pandemic levels (but it’s not technically a pandemic)A hospital refused a new liver to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found it...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She survived her first bout with the flu — but not the second
Angie Barwise had come down with the flu around the holidays. Days after Christmas, the 58-year-old Texas mother and grandmother was diagnosed with influenza, along with bronchitis and strep, her family told Fox affiliate KDFW. Doctors gave her antibiotics and Tamiflu, an antiviral medication used to help treat the flu, and, soon after, she started to bounce back. But almost exactly a month […]Related:This flu season has now reached pandemic levels (but it’s not technically a pandemic)A hospital refused a new liver to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found i...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She survived her first bout of the flu — but not the second
Angie Barwise had come down with the flu around the holidays. Just days after Christmas, the 58-year-old Texas mother and grandmother was diagnosed with Type A Influenza, along with bronchitis and strep throat, her family told Fox affiliate KDFW. Doctors gave her antibiotics and Tamiflu, an antiviral medication used to help treat the flu and, soon after, she started to bounce back. But almost […]Related:A hospital refused a new liver to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found its heart.Robin Williams’s suicide was followed by a sharp rise in ‘copyc...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu update
We are experiencing unusual call volumes due to the ongoing influenza illnesses in our area.  Thank you for your patience in contacting us by phone. Typically, the first hour in the morning is our busiest, ie. from 8:15 am to 9:15 am for calls.. If you can call after that time, it will be easier to reach us.We are not giving ‘preventative’ Tamiflu if your child has been exposed to another child in the class or your family. We are following CDC guidelines that the preventative medicine for flu is ineffective and carries side effects.If you child has had a fever for a day, with cough, aches, vomiting, possib...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - February 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Vaccination Information Source Type: news

PHA opening hours delayed Friday 2/9 due to snowstorm & Flu update
PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the anticipated snowstorm tomorrow, Friday 2/9, the Naperville and Plainfield offices will open at 9:00 am. The West Chicago and Bolingbrook offices will open at 12:30 pm.We are experiencing unusual call volumes due to the ongoing influenza illnesses in our area.  Thank you for your patience in contacting us by phone. Typically, the first hour in the morning is our busiest, ie. from 8:15 am to 9:15 am for calls.. If you can call after that time, it will be easier to reach us.We are not giving ‘preventative’ Tamiflu if your child has been exposed to another child in the class ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - February 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Vaccination Information Source Type: news

Why More Scientists Are Running For Office in 2018
Getting scientists to become more politically involved has been an ongoing movement this year, with groups like the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Chemical Society encouraging scientists to voice their opinions and even join protests, like the March for Science in April 2017. Now, hundreds of scientists and STEM professionals are running for public office in 2018, for everything from Senate seats to a spot on the local school board. “I’m not a politician, I’m a doctor,” reads the first line of Dr. Jason Westin‘s bio on his campaign website for Texas’s 7t...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized 314 Action CDA climate change EPA evidence-based medicine healthytime jason Westin Mai Khanh Tran onetime public health Science scientists scientists running for office Source Type: news

Why More Scientists Are Running For Office in 2018
Getting scientists to become more politically involved has been an ongoing movement this year, with groups like the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Chemical Society encouraging scientists to voice their opinions and even join protests, like the March for Science in April 2017. Now, hundreds of scientists and STEM professionals are running for public office in 2018, for everything from Senate seats to a spot on the local school board. “I’m not a politician, I’m a doctor,” reads the first line of Dr. Jason Westin‘s bio on his campaign website for Texas’s 7t...
Source: TIME: Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized 314 Action CDA climate change EPA evidence-based medicine healthytime jason Westin Mai Khanh Tran onetime public health Science scientists scientists running for office Source Type: news

How to Know When a Child ’ s Flu Turns Serious
Signs to watch for are persistent high fevers and fevers that flare up again after the child seems to be over the worst of the illness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Children and Childhood Fever Influenza Tamiflu (Drug) Babies and Infants Emergency Medical Treatment Source Type: news

Texas woman and Alabama boy both die of flu on Sunday
Heather Holland, 38, of Texas, died on Sunday from the flu after refusing to take Tamiflu. Aaron Masterson, 12, died the same day after battling cystic fibrosis, made deadly by the flu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 38-Year-Old Teacher Has Died From Flu Complications
A second-grade teacher in Weatherford, Texas, died Sunday following complications from the flu. Heather Holland, who was 38 years old, started to feel sick last Monday and went to a doctor who prescribed her Tamiflu Wednesday, her husband Frank Holland told WFAA. But Heather Holland did not buy the Tamiflu, originally believing it was too expensive, and only started taking it once her husband purchased it for her a day later, he told the network. Holland was rushed to the emergency room Friday night where she became septic, and ultimately died from septic shock, her husband told WFAA, though her official cause of death has...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alix Langone Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Texas Source Type: news

A 38-Year-Old Weatherford Teacher Has Died From Flu Complications
A second-grade teacher in Weatherford, Texas, died Sunday following complications from the flu. Heather Holland, who was 38 years old, started to feel sick last Monday and went to a doctor who prescribed her Tamiflu Wednesday, her husband Frank Holland told WFAA. But Heather Holland did not buy the Tamiflu, originally believing it was too expensive, and only started taking it once her husband purchased it for her a day later, he told the network. Holland was rushed to the emergency room Friday night where she became septic, and ultimately died from septic shock, her husband told WFAA, though her official cause of death has...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alix Langone Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Texas Source Type: news

Flu Patients Arrive in Droves, and a Hospital Rolls Out the ‘ Surge Tent ’
The worst flu season in nearly a decade has filled emergency rooms and strained resources at medical centers. Hospitalization and infection rates are among the highest in two decades. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Hospitals Tamiflu (Drug) Allentown (Pa) Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Treatment Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Flu Hospitalizations Are Higher Than Any Year on Record, CDC Reports
As flu activity continues to increase in many parts of the U.S., CDC officials say hospitalization rates are on pace to exceed any year on record. CDC officials have in recent weeks compared this year’s unusually active flu season with that of 2014-2015. But CDC Acting Director Anne Schuchat said on a call with reporters Friday that hospitalization rates observed at this point in the season have surpassed even that high-severity year, and by season’s end could eclipse its 710,000 total admissions. The hospitalization rate is higher than that of any year since 2010, when the CDC began tracking the epidemic using...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized CDC flu flu season flu season 2018 healthytime influenza medicine onetime public health Source Type: news

CDC Reports 16 More Children Dead From the Flu
As flu activity continues to increase in many parts of the U.S., CDC officials say hospitalization rates are on pace to exceed any year on record. CDC officials have in recent weeks compared this year’s unusually active flu season with that of 2014-2015. But CDC Acting Director Anne Schuchat said on a call with reporters Friday that hospitalization rates observed at this point in the season have surpassed even that high-severity year, and by season’s end could eclipse its 710,000 total admissions. The hospitalization rate is higher than that of any year since 2010, when the CDC began tracking the epidemic using...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized CDC flu flu season flu season 2018 healthytime influenza medicine onetime public health Source Type: news

What you need to know about Tamiflu
What you need to know. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Families raise concern about Tamiflu side effects
The Tamiflu label says pediatric patients may be at an increased risk of confusion or abnormal behavior (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family raises concerns about Tamiflu side effects
A family in Indiana believes a rare, extreme side effect of the anti-flu drug Tamiflu led to their teenager's suicide. The drug's manufacturer says "neuropsychiatric events have been reported" after taking Tamiflu, but note they also occur in flu patients without the drug. WTTV's Lindsey Eaton reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student, 16, commits suicide after taking Tamiflu
Charlie Harp, a high school football player and wrestler from Franklin Township, Indiana, was thriving socially and academically when he fell ill last Thursday, his family said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Banned in Japan, highly recommended in the U.S., Tamiflu causes another child to hallucinate, suffer seizures
(Natural News) With all the alarming flu death headlines making the rounds these days, it’s easy to see how someone could be frightened into taking flu medications to be “on the safe side.” Unfortunately, the popular flu drug Tamiflu is anything but safe, and more examples of its potential dangers are coming to light as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey: Nursing Homes Should Require Flu Shots for All Staff, Patients
The 2017-2018 flu season has been worse than expected, with unchecked pockets of illness and Tamiflu in short supply in some regions of the country. The vaccine was reported to be 10% effective, which, while better than nothing, is much lower than the average 42% effectiveness of past flu vaccines. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - January 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Amanda Franks killed by the flu after refusing Tamiflu
Amanda Franks, 38, was killed by the flu on January 17 after being diagnosed just three days prior. The mother-of-four from New Hampshire declined taking Tamiflu due to the side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-four killed by the flu after refusing Tamiflu
Amanda Franks, 38, was killed by the flu on January 17 after being diagnosed just three days prior. The mother-of-four from New Hampshire declined taking Tamiflu due to the side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: New CDC numbers show flu deaths still on the rise nationwide
High-risk groups should take Tamiflu within 48 hours of showing signs of the flu or as a preventive measure if living with someone with the virus, experts say. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

More young people being seriously afflicted with hallucinations and self-abuse after taking TAMIFLU ... why won't the FDA recall the dangerous drug?
(Natural News) Marketed as flu medicine, Tamiflu is actually a risky nervous system damaging, hallucinogenic drug that causes some children to go into seizures, wild delusions, and twitching fits. The typical medical doctor, aligned with the state’s medical directives, resorts to prescribing Tamiflu as a primary treatment for people who have flu and flu-like symptoms.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tamiflu causes another child to hallucinate in Texas
Steven Allen of Texas couldn't stop twitching, picked at imaginary pains on his arms and became violent after taking Tamiflu, which has caused hallucinations for several children this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Virtual doctor visits on the rise amid flu epidemic
An increasing number of people are seeking out virtual health care options that allow you to get a flu diagnosis -- and in some cases, even a prescription for Tamiflu -- from your smartphone. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Is This the Worst Flu Season Ever?
by Kathleen Fifield, AARP, January 17, 2018|Comments: 0. Doctor talking to patient at a hospital. Getty Images. The CDC is recommending that doctors prescribe antivirals such as Tamiflu as swiftly as possible, given that the drugs work better the earlier they are prescribed. Is the current spike in flu cases nationwide an  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

At Least 30 Children Have Died From This Season ’s Flu. Some of Them Were Perfectly Healthy
Thirty children have died from confirmed influenza-related causes so far this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) most recent weekly report, released last Friday. The total includes deaths between Oct. 16 and Jan. 13. CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald has described the 2017-2018 flu season as “very active,” and has said that much of the country is experiencing “widespread and intense flu activity.” During a Jan. 12 press update, Fitzgerald said that influenza A, H3N2, has been the most common strain of flu virus reported this year. “These ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

This season’s flu is officially classified an “epidemic” as the rate of young children requiring hospitalization doubles in a week – and the CDC warns new strains are emerging
(Natural News) The rate of young children requiring hospitalization has doubled in just a week as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns of new, emerging strains of influenza. It’s disturbing to watch, year after year, as the mainstream media uses disease, tragedy, and epidemics to sell more ineffective flu vaccines and Tamiflu for their pharmaceutical sponsors. So much knowledge about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tamiflu terrors: Girl, 11 saw 'the portal to HELL'
Lindsay Ellis of Indianapolis, Indiana had hallucinations of the devils voice and insects crawling on her after she was prescribed Tamiflu last year, and her family is warning against the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas girl suffers violent hallucinations after taking FDA-approved Tamiflu
(Natural News) A North Texas family had no idea what was in store for them when they gave their six-year-old daughter a popular flu medication, and now they are trying to warn others of the drug’s very frightening side effects. It started out innocently enough, with an unnamed family bringing their daughter to a doctor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hallucinations After Taking Tamiflu: How Much Is Real Versus Not Real?
After taking Tamiflu for influenza, a 6 year-old girl from Allen, Texas, reportedly began hallucinating, ran away from school, and tried to jump out a window. This is not the first such report. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

In the Flu Battle, Hydration and Elevation May Be Your Best Weapons
Bring on the soup: Fluids will help diminish your headache and bolster your immune response. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATE MURPHY Tags: Influenza Tamiflu (Drug) Relenza (Drug) Interferon (Protein) Viruses Fever Vaccination and Immunization Respiratory System Source Type: news

This Flu Season, Don't Forget About Tamiflu
(MedPage Today) -- With a less effective vaccine, antiviral drug is a good tool to fight flu (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Severe flu brings medicine shortages, packed ERs and a rising death toll in California
Health officials say this year's flu strain has been particularly hard on the elderly. Plus, pharmacies say they're running low on oseltamivir, often known by the brand name Tamiflu, which doctors say could make this flu season particularly dangerous. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Oseltamivir Safely Reduces Disease Duration in Kids With Influenza Oseltamivir Safely Reduces Disease Duration in Kids With Influenza
Oseltamivir is safe and effective for treating children with influenza, according to a systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Natco's partner Alvogen gets nod for influenza drug in US
In December last year, Alvogen launched the first generic equivalent to oseltamivir phosphate capsules in the United States. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Investigational Flu Drug a Near Match for Oseltamivir
(MedPage Today) -- Clinical outcomes'identical'but virology different (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Combination Antivirals Have Mixed Results in Treating Influenza (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH A combination of amantadine, oseltamivir, and ribavirin is associated with reduced viral load in influenza but no clinical improvement over oseltamivir monotherapy, according to a phase … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Zydus' Nesher Pharma gets USFDA nod to market influenza drug
Zydus' Nesher Pharmaceuticals has received final approval from the USFDA to market Oseltamivir powder for oral suspension, 6 mg/ml, said the company. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Generic for Liquid Tamiflu Approved
(MedPage Today) -- First oseltamivir generic to win OK (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Generic Tamiflu for Oral Suspension FDA Clears First Generic Tamiflu for Oral Suspension
Oseltamivir phosphate (Tamiflu) for oral suspension 6 mg(base)/mL, made by Nesher Pharmaceuticals LLC, is particularly important for patients who can't swallow pills, the FDA notes.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Expert panel reviews neuraminidase inhibitors for the prevention and treatment of influenza
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) An ECDC expert opinion concludes that there is clear evidence supporting the use of neuraminidase inhibitors in the treatment and prevention of influenza. Moreover, the current recommendations in European countries on the use of the neuraminidase inhibitors oseltamivir and zanamivir are appropriate and should be applied by prescribing physicians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Tamiflu Works Well, Unlike Other Antibiotics
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - July 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news