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Local Pharmacies Facing Generic Tamiflu Shortage

2 years 3 weeks 3 days ago Thursday, May 30 2019 May 30, 2019 May 30, 2019 6:01 PM May 30, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – Pharmacies across the Rio Grande Valley are seeing a shortage of generic Tamiflu.

The name brand treatment is still in stock; both are used to treat the influenza virus.

Jesus Saenz has been a pharmacist for 44 years.

He explains why six of his pharmacies are seeing a demand in generic Tamiflu.

“What's unusual is that we are already coming into the early days of June and usually we see a lot of Tamiflu brand and generic being dispensed early October,” says Saenz.

He attributes the shortage to an extended flu season this year.

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