Flu Drugs Fall in Use for Children | NY Times

Such a poorly worded headline with emphasis on the wrong finding.

A study published today in Pediatrics showed reduced mortality when neuraminidase-inhibitors (think oseltamivir/Tamiflu) were used in children hospitalized in the ICU with influenza. This is some of the best evidence yet that early intervention with antivirals impacts outcomes for children with influenza. This study also found--which the headline alludes to--that use of neuraminidase-inhibitors has fallen since 2009.

Sorry for the 'flu-heavy' day...

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