Global & Disaster Medicine

Japan: a potentially groundbreaking new drug (Xofluza) that can kill the flu virus in just one day has won regulatory approval


“…….Xofluza….could soon prove to be a significant competitor to Swiss drug giant Roche’s Tamiflu…. But it could also take until at least 2019 for Xofluza to reach the U.S. market.  Xofluza ….requires far fewer doses—just a single pill, in fact, compared with the five-day, two-doses-per-day regimen required by Tamiflu…..Xofluza was able to kill off the flu virus in 24 hours….”


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