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One-day treatment for influenza to be released in Japan, 2018

Japan will soon be releasing a one-day treatment for influenza in 2018, in pill form. What if this treatment is found to be successful? Would there be a purpose for a flu vaccine? Do you think the U.S. could ever give up the flu vaccine program, if another non-vaccine pharmaceutical could take its place and was found to be much more effective?

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YEREVAN, OCTOBER 30, ARMENPRESS. Shionogi & Co. will release what it calls the world's first one-day treatment for influenza in Japan as early as 2018. “Armenpress” reports about this, citing asia.nikkei.com website.

Unlike conventional offerings, the new drug prevents the flu virus from propagating. It inhibits the activity of enzymes that aid the propagation of viruses that enter the body through the throat or nose. The drug is taken orally.

Current flu treatments include Tamiflu, from Swiss drugmaker Roche. But Tamiflu does not halt the spread of the virus and must be taken for five days or so.

Shionogi has conducted phase I clinical trials in Japan, testing the drug on healthy people to evaluate its safety. The Japanese company plans to begin phase II trials on hundreds of subjects as early as November, once the flu season begins, to confirm efficacy.

The health ministry recently put the drug into a fast-track approval process for quickly bringing groundbreaking new treatments to market.
http://armenpress.am/eng/news/823918...-in-japan.html
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wonder if the cure is worse than the disease....
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wonder if the cure is worse than the disease....
Was thinking the same thing. I worry about these "one-day wonder" type of drugs. Who knows what they're doing to you.
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Was thinking the same thing. I worry about these "one-day wonder" type of drugs. Who knows what they're doing to you.
Will you know within a day if you really DO have influenza and what strain?! Pesky testing and all!

I do love those who are told they have "flu" given a script and never a test!
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