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Denmark Patient First To Develop Resistance To Tamiflu

A spokesperson from the vaccine manufacturer Roche confirmed reports Monday that a Denmark patient with H1N1 (swine flu) developed resistance to the antiviral Tamiflu, a drug known to decrease the spread and severity of the virus, Reuters reports.

Recent Releases: Human-Rights and Health; WHO’s TB Report; Drug-Resistant TB

Lancet Study Finds No Association Between Human-Rights Treaties and Health Status The ratification of primary human-rights treaties is not associated with health status changes, according to a team of Canadian researchers, who add the findings “should not be interpreted to mean that human-rights treaties have no effect on important health…

Also In Global Health News: Counterfeit Drugs; Polio in Ghana, Liberia; Deworming and HIV

Counterfeit Drugs Increasing Problem in Underdeveloped Countries, Report Finds Counterfeit and substandard drugs are becoming an increasing problem in underdeveloped countries, according to a new report (pdf) released by the International Policy Network, Public Agenda/AllAfrica.com reports. The report — sponsored by IMANI Center for Policy & Education — finds that…

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