Influenza-like-illness is sweeping the country with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reporting that most areas of the country experiencing high rates. I should know, my family is in the midst of it despite having been vaccinated. This year may rival some of the worst years in recent history.
By Dr. Mercola
Anti-viral flu drugs like Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and Relenza (zanamivir) are conventional medicine's go-to option for treating the flu, despite their risk of serious side effects and unproven benefits.
In fact, these drugs are stockpiled in many countries, including the US, for treating and preventing seasonal and pandemic influenza.
The World Health Organization (WHO) even classifies Tamiflu as an essential medicine, which they say are selected with due regard to public health relevance, evidence on efficacy and safety, and comparative cost-effectiveness.
Writing in BMJ, however, researchers are now questioning Tamiflus status as an essential medicine, as well as its merit for stockpiling, in light of new findings showing it to be only minimally effective and ridden with side effects.
Findings Provide Reason to Question Stockpiling of Tamiflu
In a first-of-its-kind review, researchers used complete clinical study reports to resolve data discrepancies and reporting bias that had previously been uncovered in regard …
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