Tamiflu Gets ‘Delirium’ Health Warning

The ‘slightly effective’ flu drug Tamiflu will now carry a health warning after around 100 cases of delirium were reported by users in Japan. The drug which is being used to limit outbreaks of bird flu in Asia is also being heavily promoted as a treatment for general flu in the US.

Wikipedia describes delirium as a ‘decline in attention-focus, perception, and cognition’ and the cases reported in Japan were mainly from children and involved confusion, self-harm and in some extreme cases suicide.

It seems Roche is eager to influence your children in some way with Tamiflu considering it recently funded the children’s film ‘Happy Feet’.