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Volume 14, Number 8—August 2008

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Oseltamivir Prescribing in Pharmacy-Benefits Database, United States, 2004–20051

Justin R. Ortiz*2Comments to Author , Laurie Kamimoto*, Ronald E. Aubert†, Jianying Yao†, David K. Shay*, Joseph S. Bresee*, and Robert S. Epstein†
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA; †Medco Health Solutions, Inc., Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, USA;

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Figure 1 - Weekly influenza activity, oseltamivir prescription rates for enrollees of all ages, and LexisNexis references to avian influenza and oseltamivir, United States, 2003–2006. *World Health Organization and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System collaborating laboratories in the United States. †LexisNexis US News database query for weekly news reports referring to “(avian or bird or H5N1) and (flu or influenza) and (Tamiflu or oseltamivir).”

Figure 1. Weekly influenza activity, oseltamivir prescription rates for enrollees of all ages, and LexisNexis references to avian influenza and oseltamivir, United States, 2003–2006. *World Health Organization and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System collaborating laboratories in the United States. †LexisNexis US News database query for weekly news reports referring to “(avian or bird or H5N1) and (flu or influenza) and (Tamiflu or oseltamivir).”

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1This study was presented, in part, at the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 14, 2006, and in poster form at the Options for the Control of Influenza Conference, Toronto, June 17, 2007.

2Current affiliation: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.

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