NCHR Flu Vaccine Testimony

March 4, 2016. We applaud the FDA and CDC for changing the recommendations for children, to reflect the poor efficacy of the live attenuated influenza vaccine (nasal spray). There is another problem however, that I want to talk about today. The CDC has strongly encouraged patients to use antiviral medications if they get the flu. However, the evidence shows how little benefit Tamiflu offers, as well as significant risks for children.

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Letter to HELP Committee Re: Innovation Bills

March 5, 2016. This letter from the Patient, Consumer, and Public Health Coalition expresses disappointment that these bills are so biased against the interests of nonprofit member organizations, who represent millions of patients, consumers, scientists, and public health researchers and advocates.

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