The National The Flu Fighter

The National The Flu Fighter

To face an eventual flu pandemic, Canada stockpiles Tamiflu, the antiviral that was considered to be a front-line defence in the H1N1 flu outbreak of 2009. But behind this drug, there’s a bigger story that’s been kept out of the public eye. In this joint investigation by CBC/Radio-Canada, Swiss-Italian Television and National Public Radio, we learn that researchers in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere are raising doubts about Tamiflu’s safety and its efficacy. This short documentary also asks hard questions about how public policy can be influenced by industry behind closed doors.

  • 2011
  • 00:21:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
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