"Research has cast doubt on the policy of giving antiviral drugs to children for swine flu.
Work in the British Medical Journal shows Tamiflu and Relenza rarely prevent complications in children with seasonal flu yet carry side effects."
Tamiflu is still a UK 'black triangle' drug under close vigilance for adverse side effects. Doctors and patients should report adverse reactions to the regulatory. This has not been widely publicised.
Yet an article in today's British Medical Journal recommends that children should not be automatically prescribed the anti-viral Tamiflu.
This advice is in the face of the British Goverments efforts to give everyone Tamiflu who requested it over a telephone Swine Flue help line.