Sunday, February 06, 2005

Canada to create stockpile of antiviral drugs for possible flu pandemic

From :
Canada's decision to stockpile 9.6 million doses of antiviral drugs to fight a potential global flu pandemic reinforces its position as a world leader in dealing with an outbreak whenever it strikes, the chief public health officer said Friday.

Dr. David Butler-Jones said Canada developed a pandemic plan before other countries as the $24 million purchase of a national stockpile of the drugs was announced by the federal government. "Other countries have copied it or modified it," he said. "If you look at the U.S. plan it's very very similar to the Canadian plan and they basically used ours, said it was good and adapted it." more...

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