Tamiflu useless for many patients

Antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu offer little benefit for many flu patients.

This is the latest finding from UK research that shows antivirals can lead to a reduction in the duration of seasonal flu symptoms by between 14 and 17 hours.

But unless the flu strain is particularly severe or the patient is very ill, the benefits are unlikely to outweigh the risk of side-effects, say the researchers from the Academy