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QD: News Every Day--CDC tells doctors to avoid basing flu decisions on rapid results tests

Physicians should rely on neither test results nor laboratory confirmation of influenza to make decisions about starting antiviral treatment, the CDC advised. ... Instead, when there is clinical suspicion of influenza and antiviral treatment is indicated,
July 2020

This year's flu season isn't mild

There are antiviral medicines that can decrease the duration of the flu. ... Antiviral medications are more effective the earlier they are started. The season hasn't peaked yet, and may turn out to be just moderate.
July 2020

Flu, light, and the truth

The CDC provides very helpful information about antiviral medications on-line. The simple truth is that the flu ranks among the great infectious disease killers in human history, and is an
July 2020

Magic Johnson lives for two decades with HIV

There were only two antiviral drugs approved for HIV back then.
July 2020

COPD exacerbations and respiratory syncitial virus--maybe a huge problem?

There is an antiviral medication, ribavirin, which is active against RSV and sometimes used, primarily for immune suppressed patients like those with bone marrow transplants.
July 2020

Managing diabetes meds more complicated in elderly patients

This issue covers topics including management of diabetes in the elderly, the public release of Medicare payments to physicians, and new approaches to antivirals as flu season begins.
October 2014

Warnings on prostate drugs, HIV combination therapy

A new warning on the HIV antiviral drug saquinavir (Invirase), describing potential for changes in the electrical activity of the heart when patients take saquinavir with ritonavir (Norvir), another HIV antiviral
January 2011

Enterovirus 68: Talking points

No, there are no currently available antiviral medications that treat EV68.
July 2020

End or beginning for mandatory influenza vaccination of health care workers?

2. Next, mandate additional components in our influenza prevention bundle, especially those highlighted in the Cochrane review which included “hand-washing, masks, early detection of influenza with nasal swabs, antivirals, quarantine,
July 2020

We're doing it wrong--influenza vaccine edition

unethical,' but given that the effectiveness of the vaccine is unclear, the subjects in such studies are typically at extremely low risk of serious disease, and that effective antiviral therapy is
July 2020

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