Rush To Fight Bird Flu Comes to Lynchburg Area
The Roanoke Times is reporting:
"Barr Pharmaceuticals, whose largest drug facility is in the Bedford County community of Forest, is a strong candidate to help boost supplies of Tamiflu, the most effective treatment known for Asian bird flu, according to financial services company WR Hambrecht & Co."
Negotiations are in process with Roche pharmaceuticals to increase the availability of the only known drug that may have an impact if human transmission of the disease becomes an issue.
Taiwan, is now proceeding to produce the drug Tamiflu, regardless if a licence is obtained or not. They consider it a moral imperative act to protect their people first, and worry about licensing later.
Our opinion is that Roche should place the welfare of the people in the world ahead of their desire to make corporate profits.
To learn more about Tamiflu go to the Tamiflu Website.