Anyone surprised? What side effects will these experimental drugs cause?
The first approval is Peramivir
President Obama Declares State of Emergency; FDA Lifts Limits on Experimental Anti-Viral Drug Peramivir
With more experimental drugs to come.
"The FDA could also approve other experimental meds, including Biota's laninamivir and T-705, or favipiravir, from Toyama Chemical. Researchers have late-stage data on laninamivir, in which a single dose performed as well as five days treatment with Tamiflu. Analysts also speculate that NexBio could eventually see an accelerated approval for FluDase, which stops the flu by blocking the body's molecular receptors. BioCryst, meanwhile, says it is completing production of approximately 130,000 courses of IV peramivir and is prepared to make more"