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Feds release Tamiflu from national stockpile to ease temporary shortage

In this April 30, 2009 photo, a box of Tamiflu is seen in a Toronto health clinic. The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese
January 08, 2013 - 2:19 PM

TORONTO - The federal government is drawing on the national stockpile of the flu drug Tamiflu to relieve a shortage.

The move comes as many locations across the country report they are in the throes of an active flu season.

The Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada say they are releasing supplies of the drug from the national emergency stockpile system to the manufacturer, Roche Canada.

Roche in turn will distribute the drug to where it is needed across the country, and will replenish the national stockpile when it gets a new shipment, likely next month.

The federal departments say the move is being taken to ensure Tamiflu remains available to Canadians who need it.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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