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Government should 'review use of anti-flu drug Tamiflu'

Ministers should review the use of a widely used anti-flu medication, scientists have said after new research has questioned the efficacy of the drug. The Government may have wasted hundreds of millions on stockpiling Tamiflu, the report added.

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Health Secretary: We expect honesty from drugs firms

Responding to a report questioning the efficacy of Tamiflu, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the suggestion that some key data was not made available by makers Roche was "worrying" and said it was "essential" that pharmaceutical companies give full access to all their data.

Roche said it "disagreed with the overall conclusions" of the study by the British Medical Journal and The Cochrane Collaboration.

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