Posts Tagged ‘Swine Flu’

Millions wasted on flu drug, claims report

Hundreds of millions of pounds may have been wasted on a drug for flu that works no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis has said. The UK has spen...

Winter flu increases intensive care numbers

There's been a dramatic rise in the numbers of people admitted to intensive care with flu, according to government figures. 302 beds are now occupied by...

Global swine flu pandemic is over, WHO says

The global swine flu pandemic is now over, the WHO has said, though some groups remain at risk of severe illness from the virus. Following a meeting of it...

Swine flu: were we lucky or were we had?

Today, when you think about swine flu you either feel that you’ve been had or you’ve been lucky. The truth is that the flu pandemic had very few victim...

WHO swine flu experts ‘linked’ to drug companies

Key scientists behind World Health Organization advice on stockpiling of pandemic flu drugs had financial ties with companies which stood to profit, an inv...

CMO’s view of 2009: swine flu, alcohol pricing and quality

Prof Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer for England, stands down this week. He’s been in post for 12 years, during the same period as the Labo...

Recriminations begin over swine flu vaccine

At the beginning of the summer it looked as if we could be on the brink of a major health epidemic that could bring the country to its knees. A huge machin...

GPs refuse deal to give children the swine flu jab

Plans to vaccinate healthy children under the age of five against swine flu are in disarray after doctors refused to sign up to a deal. GPs are already im...

Tamiflu-resistant swine flu found in Wales

A strain of swine flu resistant to Tamiflu has spread between patients within a hospital in south Wales, the National Public Health Service for Wales has ...

Vaccination is the only way to enjoy the X-factor

Today I’ve spent several hours searching for my keys, which have mysteriously disappeared. The most likely scenario is that, during an episode of the i...

Updated guidance on working during pandemic

The GMC is advising doctors during the swine flu pandemic to prioritise patient care on the basis of clinical need and the patient’s likely capacity to b...