Side effects and effectiveness of ‘wonder-drug’ Tamiflu under the microscope as Department of Health faces awkward questions over mass prescriptions

Source: Daily Mail

Health officials are to face questions about whether they prescribed Tamiflu on a mass scale too quickly in the wake of the 2009 swine flu outbreak.

A two-year review into the widely prescribed drug will reveal findings about the effectiveness and side-effects of the swine flu ‘wonder-drug’.

The conclusions made by the Cochrane Collaboration could pose uncomfortable questions for the Department of Health as to whether they rushed into mass prescriptions of Tamiflu when swine flu hit the nation in 2009.

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