Medications

Roche sales up 5 percent amid rush for Tamiflu, cancer drugs

Swiss drug giant Roche said Thursday that heightened demand for its Tamiflu drug amid a severe flu season, as well as for its cancer medicines had sent its first-quarter sales up five percent, beating analyst expectations.

Medications

Cochrane group skeptical about latest Roche pledges

(HealthDay)—Following requests from Cochrane researchers, Roche has pledged to release full clinical study reports for Tamiflu, although there appear to be conditions attached, according to correspondence published in BMJ.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Flu seems to level off except in the West

New government figures show that flu cases seem to be leveling off nationwide. Flu activity is declining in most regions although still rising in the West.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Just how severe is this flu season?

(HealthDay)—If the headlines are any indication, this year's flu season is turning out to be a whopper.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu data used to determine vaccine effectiveness

(Medical Xpress)—Armed with data on vaccine effectiveness from five study monitoring sites, including one at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control is renewing the call for everyone ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Influenza activity increasing across the U.S.

(HealthDay)—Flu season descended on the United States early and hard this winter, with significant increases in flu activity observed over the past month, according to an update issued Jan. 4 by the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

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