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Mar 26, 2010

Mar 26, 2010

Researchers report peramivir-resistant H1N1 case

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers today sounded two warnings for clinicians who manage pandemic H1N1 patients: that even a short course of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) can lead to antiviral resistance and that patients can develop resistance to peramivir, an alternative to oseltamivir in emergency situations.

Jun 03, 2010

Jun 03, 2010

Study helps explain spread of drug resistance in seasonal H1N1 flu

(CIDRAP News) – Scientists say they have identified factors that helped enable antiviral-resistant seasonal H1N1 influenza viruses, which previously were regarded as evolutionary weaklings, to spread around the world starting in 2007.

Jun 16, 2010

Jun 16, 2010

Report says fight against drug resistance must go global

(CIDRAP News) – Efforts to battle major diseases in the developing world are leading to increased drug resistance, creating a need for a coordinated global campaign to maintain the effectiveness of antimicrobial drugs, a US nonprofit policy research group said in a report released this week.

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