Category Archives: Influenza

Coronavirus Causes Surge in Online Orders for Medicines

As the ongoing global pandemic coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to cause disruption not just to the United Kingdom, but to many other countries around the world, Medical Specialists® Pharmacy would like to say we are thinking of you all and hope … Continue reading

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Asthmatics Warned They Play “Russian Roulette” by Not Getting Flu Jab

5.4 million UK asthmatic are at risk this winter and may be playing “Russian Roulette” with their health, warn charity Asthma UK. They fear that failing to get free flu jab could leave those with asthma at risk of suffering … Continue reading

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Swine flu is back in the UK

The potentially deadly swine flu is back in the UK, following reports that 2 people have been hospitalised after contracting the virus, confirmed yesterday by health officials. Both patients have been diagnosed has having the H1N1 strain of influenza, and … Continue reading

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Tamiflu IS effective against the flu, study finds

It caused a widespread debate back in 2009 when the government spent £500million stockpiling it, but new research has emerged that backs up the efficacy of flu treatment Tamiflu. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) hit headlines six years ago when it became one … Continue reading

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Mutating flu viruses linked to havoc at A&E departments

Flu rates have now reached their highest level than at any time in the previous three years, and doctors are blaming mutated forms of the flu virus that are not being protected against with the seasonal winter flu jab. Strains … Continue reading

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