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Flu antivirals now prescribable at NHS expense

Flu antivirals now prescribable at NHS expense

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).

Antivirals for flu can now be prescribed on the NHS, DoH announces

Antivirals for flu can now be prescribed on the NHS, DoH announces

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.

Flu antiviral prescribing approved by DoH

Flu antiviral prescribing approved by DoH

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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