Swine Flu

Anti-Viral Drugs Sales Hit High

Swedish doctors have prescribed as much anti-viral medicine over the last two weeks as they normally do in 6 months, according to Johan Carlson, a top civil servant at the Swedish Board for Health and Welfare. He blames the latest outbreak of Swine, or Novel Flu for the sales peak.

This despite calls from the authorities for people not to take the medicines, in case the virus develops a resistance to the drugs.

Only one person has so far been bit by the virus in Sweden, she caught it during a trip to the US, but recovered with no ill effects.

Carlson adds however that the number of pills bought by the general public over the past fortnight have not been enough to empty this country’s reserves of the drugs, less than 1% of the reserves have been sold.(kb)

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