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Tamiflu Uses 'Sloppy Science,' Oxford Study Says Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Apr 9, 2014, 10:01 PM

The Swiss-based drug manufacturer Roche, created a drug called Tamiflu, claiming it could cure patients suffering from the swine flu. However, an Oxford study disclosed that the drug is only as effective as an ordinary sugar pill.

According to the Daily Telegraph of London, "The drug Tamiflu, given to tens of thousands of people during the swine flu pandemic, does nothing to halt the spread of influenza and the Government wasted nearly £500 million stockpiling it, a major study has found."

Some patients hospitalized with the swine flu actually saw their conditions worsen when taking Tamiflu for treatment.

As reported by the Telegraph, "The review, authored by Oxford University, claims that Roche, the drug’s Swiss manufacturer, gave a “false impression” of its effectiveness and accuses the company of “sloppy science”.  The study found that Tamiflu, which was given to 240,000 people in the UK at a rate of 1,000 a week, has been linked to suicides of children in Japan and suggested that, far from easing flu symptoms, it could actually worsen them."

Roche allegedly claimed that Tamiflu could also cure pneumonia, bronchitis and sinusitis, which prompted European Union to pay the company $500 million to purchase stockpiles of Tamiflu.

To read the entire article from the Daily Telegraph of London, link here:

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