Should I stockpile Tamiflu to prevent getting infected since there won't be any available when the pandemic hits?
I know that just like there was a run on masks with SARS, there could be a run on Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) if pandemic flu strikes? Should I ask my doctor to prescribe me some now so I have some on hand when the outbreak starts?
A week ago on Feb 1, the CDC released their pandemic flu recommendations. They point out that we could face a Tamiflu resistant strain, just as avian influenza strains that have surfaced in Egypt and Vietnam. Again, remember that bird flu is not pandemic flu, and these tamiflu resistant strains haven't been able to pass from person to person easily.
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