Another Flu Emergency

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Posted in category Big Pharma

Well, since Wimpus Americanus cannot ride out the flu, the FDA, in an emergency ruling, approved an unapproved drug (antiviral drug peramivir) for use in “some cases.”

Hospitals in the U.S., where hundreds of swine flu patients are being admitted daily, may use BioCryst Pharmaceutical Inc.’s antiviral drug peramivir in some cases under a Food and Drug Administration emergency ruling.

The FDA authorized on Oct. 23 the use of an intravenous version of the medicine, which is in final-stage testing in the U.S., to treat confirmed or suspected swine flu in children and adults who may not benefit from conventional treatments or where an infusion is likely to be more beneficial.

The decision will spur wider use of BioCryst’s unapproved drug and give physicians an alternative to Roche Holding AG’s Tamiflu tablet and GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s inhaled medicine Relenza.

BioCryst shares have surged more than fivefold to $9.66 since the new H1N1 influenza strain was reported in Mexico and the U.S. in late April and reached a three-year high of $12.80 on Aug. 26.

It turns out that the Department of Health and Human Services has nicely funded the testing of peramivir (shocking!) so it could roll the drug out in time for its pandemic/national emergency. Surely there’s no hanky-panky going on here. I love how the article says, “Investors love federal support, and they quickly boosted BioCryst’s shares by 7 percent in premarket trading.” Like I always say, the Medical-Congressional-Pharmaceutical complex never hides its dirty deeds. The money changes hands very openly, but still I’ll get occasional snide comments from the true believers who like to go along to get along so their security and well-being isn’t interrupted by silly stuff like thinking…

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One Response to Another Flu Emergency

  1. Jeannie Queenie says:

    October 27th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    So the big O declared we now have a flu emergency…wow, these guys can’t even be on the same page with intergovernmental agencies! Just found out today that this Public Health Emergency Declaration This Weekend Was Initiated MONTHS Ago. And now it also appears that the CDC isn’t doing their job or acting according to Hoyle. Check out Dr James Mercola interviewing Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the Nat’l Vaccine Information Center at url below to hear the latest bizarre stuff emanating from the White House versus the CDC…what a sham, mam!When it gets right down to it, most what is showing up, isn’t even plain old flu, let alone the piggie variety…another ‘gotcha’ from govt! click url… So if they can’t pull the wool over adult’s eyes, check out how they handle it with the kiddies in this video entitled, Sid the Science Kid Gets a Flu Shot here:

    I think I see a slim downed Michelle beebopping in that dance skit with the kids. Wonder why Malia isn’t getting her shot in this hip hop?

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