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Government ‘ignored warning Tamiflu may become resistant to swine flu’
Posted By admin On August 17, 2009 @ 10:17 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled
UK Daily Mail 
Monday, August 17, 2009
Advisers urged the Government to offer paracetamol to the public instead of Tamiflu, to stop the virus gaining resistance to the drug.
But the Department of Health advisers said ministers ignored their advice, even when it became clear the outbreak was mild.
They say the Government forged ahead with mass prescription, fearing the public would be angry if they were told that millions of Tamiflu doses were being held in storage.
But the widespread distribution of Tamiflu means there is more time and opportunity for the virus to develop resistance to the drug.
One of Britain’s most respected flu experts went as far as to say Tamiflu could become ‘useless’ by the autumn.
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