Tamiflu Drug Is Worthless, NZ Government Will Still Waste Tens Of Millions Of Dollars Stockpiling The Ineffective Drug

The Ministry of Health is defending stockpiling the anti-viral drug Tamiflu and says it will continue to use it in the wake of research casting doubt over its effectiveness. A study published on Thursday says there is no evidence that the drug reduces complications from flu, hospitalisations or death.

The Cochrane Review, backed by the British Medical Journal, says even in people at higher risk of complications, like children or the elderly, they found no evidence of a beneficial effect.
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