The flu virus (CDC)

Roche tacks on an­oth­er Xofluza in­di­ca­tion as flu sea­son meets pan­dem­ic

Xofluza was her­ald­ed as the first new flu drug in 20 years when it got the FDA OK back in 2018. But even so, Roche saw tough com­pe­ti­tion from cheap­er Tam­i­flu gener­ics that ap­peared to be near­ly as — if not just as — ef­fec­tive.

Now, the phar­ma says the drug al­so can be used to pre­vent in­fluen­za af­ter ex­po­sure, snag­ging a new ap­proval and adding to Xofluza’s ap­peal as flu sea­son meets the pan­dem­ic.

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