The London Evening Standard
August 21, 2009
[efoods]The Government is refusing to change its swine flu policy after experts said healthy people should not be given Tamiflu.
The World Health Organisation advice directly contradicts British policy on the issue.
The WHO said most patients were experiencing typical flu symptoms and would get better within a week, and Tamiflu should not be given to healthy people.
A spokesman for the Department of Health said: “We believe a safety-first approach of offering antivirals, when required, to everyone remains a sensible and responsible way forward.
“However, we will keep this policy under review as we learn more about the virus and its effects.”