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September 22, 2005

Vietnam receives drug donation

Vietnam has received a donation of 600,000 tablets of the bird flu drug Tamiflu from Taiwan and is planning to buy another 70,000 tablets for its national stockpile, health officials said Thursday.

Nguyen Van Binh, deputy director of Preventive Medicine Department under the Ministry of Health, said the antiviral medication will be distributed to cities and provinces badly hit by bird flu.

Read the story in the Washington Post. See also the previous post, which raises questions about the effectiveness of current anitvirals for fighting the flu.

Posted by dymaxion at September 22, 2005 08:34 PM

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