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AHRQ Radio Podcast - Lead Story: Antiviral Medicines are Underused for Flu
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 12:00 PM
Lead Story: Antiviral Medicines are Underused for Flu

Antiviral medicine can be effective in reducing illness from the flu, but a study in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics says they’re underused.

Podcast Description:

This audio program features current news and information from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

  • This week’s News and Numbers is about hospitalizations for men. Male hospital patients are more likely than female patients to have a number of serious conditions, including heart attacks, alcohol-related mental disorders, alcohol-related liver disease, hepatitis, and injuries.
  • A new study compares drugs for osteoporosis. A new drug to treat severe osteoporosis in women may not be worth its cost of 7 and a half times more than an older drug.
  • And antiviral medicines can be effective in reducing illness from the flu but are underused. A new study found that primary care doctors only prescribe antivirals to about 15 percent of their patients with the flu.

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Duration: 10:30 (MM:SS)  File Size: 10 MB
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