FDA approves flu treatment for infants

Triangle Business Journal by Lauren K. Ohnesorge, Staff Writer

Date: Monday, December 24, 2012, 6:43am EST – Last Modified: Monday, December 24, 2012, 8:49am EST

Staff Writer- Triangle Business Journal

Thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, parents dealing with sick kids this flu season have a new option.

The FDA has expanded the approved use of Tamiflu to kids as young as 2 weeks old. The influenza treatment isn’t a substitute for flu shots, but it is a way to treat flu in one of the most vulnerable populations.

Tamiflu is distributed by San Francisco-based Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG).

Few flu treatments currently exist- something you may notice over the next few months as flu season continues to rage.

Lauren Ohnesorge covers technology, biotechnology and Durham County.





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