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U.S. Ponders Rationing Flu Drugs

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U.S. Ponders Rationing Flu Drugs

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U.S. Ponders Rationing Flu Drugs

U.S. Ponders Rationing Flu Drugs

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There is some debate over whether the anti-flu drug Tamiflu could lessen or prevent the impact of bird flu. Only one company makes Tamiflu and the orders are flying in from around the world. As a result, the U.S. government is considering rationing or the limited numbers of Tamiflu courses in the U.S.

Guests:

Richard Knox, NPR science correspondent

Dr. Andrew Pavia, chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Utah

Kathy Kinlaw, director, Center for Ethics, Emory University

Arthur Caplan, University of Pennsylvania, bioethicist

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