WHO downgrades oseltamivir on drugs list after reviewing evidence

@article{Kmietowicz2017WHODO,
  title={WHO downgrades oseltamivir on drugs list after reviewing evidence},
  author={Zosia Kmietowicz},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={357}
}
  • Z. Kmietowicz
  • Published 12 June 2017
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • British Medical Journal
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) has been downgraded in the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines from a “core” drug to one that is “complementary”—a category encompassing drugs that are deemed less cost effective. Fiona Godlee, The BMJ ’s editor in chief, welcomed the move as a victory for the journal’s campaign for evidence based medicine. “WHO’s decision is a vote for evidence based policy making, which will save money and harm. It is also … 

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