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Roche has revealed the results of its Phase III CAPSTONE-2 study in which its investigational oral, single-dose antiviral, baloxavir marboxil, has shown superior efficacy in the primary endpoint of time to improvement of flu symptoms versus placebo. Read more

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Economic and health benefits should be taken into account when the government assess the value of vaccination, according to new research by the International Longevity Centre — UK (ILC-UK). Read more

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As we embark on a difficult flu season, I look at why infection rates vary so much year on year and the potential universal vaccine one company is progressing through the clinical development stages. Read more

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The BBC has reported that researchers from the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute are seeking 500 NHS patients to test a new ‘universal’ vaccine for seasonal influenza, which may give better protection against the virus. Read more

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Sanofi has revealed it will acquire Protein Sciences, a privately held vaccines biotechnology company based in Meriden, Connecticut, which will add the only recombinant-based flu vaccine approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to its po Read more

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A dissolvable adhesive patch has been developed to offer a ‘painless’ alternative to the flu vaccine, which is traditionally delivered by injection. Read more

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Here we count down the top five tweets from @EPM_magazine that have gained the most impressions this week, taken from Twitter analytics. Read more

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Life sciences pharmaceutical clinical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, SGS, has announced that it will use a new strain of influenza virus as a challenge agent in clinical trials. Read more

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A tobacco-based seasonal influenza vaccine could potentially rival traditional egg-based vaccines, according to GlobalData Read more

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In 2014 the UK spent £234.3 million on over-the counter cold and flu decongestants. As we gear ourselves up for this year’s outbreak of winter illness, EPM carried out a survey to find out which remedies the public turn to Read more

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