A unique feature about XOFLUZA, compared to neuroaminidase inhibitors like Tamiflu and Relenza, is that you only have to take a single dose. Not multiple doses for multiple days - Bruce Y. Lee


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The FDA just approved the first new flu drug in 20 years. Here’s what you need to know

Our arsenal in the endless, roving, ever-evolving battle against the influenza virus just got slightly larger. The Food & Drug Administration just announced that they had approved the aptly-named Xofluza, the first new antiviral drug in two decades, to help alleviate the symptoms of a flu infection.

Last year roughly 80,000 people died of the flu, many of them from complications that antivirals can help fight. But antivirals, Xofluza included, aren’t for everyone—here’s what you need to know as we head into this year’s flu season.

Is this drug any different from Tamiflu?

The reason Xofluza got…

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