TWiV 282: Tamiflu and tenure too

April 27, 2014

Who had what when?Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The TWiV team reviews a meta-analysis of clinical trial reports on using Tamiflu for influenza, and suggestions on how to rescue US biomedical research from its systemic flaws.

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  • staccy

    April 25 th is also World penguin day (and my birthday!). So all in all a pretty great day of the year :) Great episode of TWiV as usual team.

  • gsgs

    I found nothing in the TWiV (first 37min) about whether Tamiflu works for prophylaxis.
    We saw multiple papers that showed prophylactic effects of tamiflu i.e.
    it was recommended for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and that is
    also the reason why most countries stockpiled it according to their pandemic plans.
    And in 2006,2007 we had many reports of so-called “tamiflu-blankets” for H5N1,
    where it was given prophylactically in regions with H5N1 outbreaks
    to relatives, contacts of H5N1,H7N9 suspects.

    Relenza, Laninamivir

  • rf

    Glad to see your group looking at evidence of the problem of corporate greed and secrecy added to a medical cocktail. There is a lot more evidence if you look.