Antivirals for the treatment and prophylaxis of influenza may now be prescribed at NHS expense following an announcement issued by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO).
Antiviral medicines may be prescribed at NHS expense for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza in accordance with NICE guidance and the Selected List Scheme, after a recent increase in influenza virus activity.
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) can now be prescribed by GPs at NHS expense for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza, the DoH has advised.
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