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Tamiflu accused of being useless in fighting flu as experts call for legal action against manufacturers

The BMJ journal is asking the drug maker Roche to release all its data on Tamiflu

By Anna Edwards

Posted: Nov. 13th, 2012

A leading British medical journal is asking the drug maker Roche to release all its data on Tamiflu, claiming there is no evidence the drug can actually stop the influenza virus.

The drug has been stockpiled by dozens of governments worldwide in case of a global flu outbreak and was widely used during the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

On Monday, one of the researchers linked to the BMJ journal called for European governments to sue Roche.

‘I suggest we boycott Roche’s products until they publish missing Tamiflu data,’ wrote Peter Gotzsche, leader of the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen.

He said governments should take legal action against Roche to get the money back that was ‘needlessly’ spent on stockpiling Tamiflu.

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1 Comment

  1. Kat Storm

    Mar 7, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    While this would be a bombshell if ever proven true, I think it would be better if the medical journal published every bit of proof it had as well that Tamiflu was a failure. It would only be fair to ask that much of them since they're demanding Roche do the same.

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