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Roche Canada stops distributing oseltamivir

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 03 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1041
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Canadian federal officials are trying to damp down concern about a possible flu pandemic, after reports of Canadians stockpiling the flu treatment oseltamivir (Tamiflu) prompted Roche Canada to cease distribution of the drug to pharmacies until the flu season begins.

    David Butler-Jones, Canada's chief medical officer of health, said that although the government is stockpiling oseltamivir as a …

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