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Antiviral flu drugs saved a lot of lives during 2009 H1N1 pandemic, study of 38 countries says

TORONTO — A large international study suggests that sometimes maligned flu drugs saved lives during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.

The work, which is based on data from 38 countries, suggests that deaths were 25% lower among hospitalized adults who were given the drugs than patients who did not receive the treatment. 899 more words


Outraged Strangers Beg Drug Company To Save 7-Year-Old's Life

Most people would be appalled to hear that a pharmaceutical company is withholding a potentially life-saving drug from a dying 7-year-old child. The drug isn’t on the market yet, but could be administered under a “compassionate use” exception from the Food and Drug Administration. 424 more words