FDA Approves First New Influenza Drug in 20 Years
Patients who contract influenza this season will have a new treatment option—if they seek it out in time. The recently approved drug Xofluza has a different mechanism of action and requires just one pill. While that’s good news, the best way to combat influenza remains getting a vaccine. This year, a favorite of needle-shy patients returns as an option, and the vaccine appears well suited to circulating strains. Read more.