Despite high demand, Tamiflu drugmaker says it's on track with supply

As the number of Tamiflu prescriptions increases amid a flu season that's shaping up to be the worst in 13 years, its drugmaker told Becker's it has "sufficient supply" of the common flu drug. 

In early November, the fill rate for Tamiflu was 11.5 times higher than it was last year, and by the next week, that amount doubled, according to GoodRx. As of Nov. 9, 13 Tamiflu generics were in short supply among six pharmaceutical companies, according to the drug shortage website run by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 

"Tamiflu is widely available and there are multiple generic manufacturers of oseltamivir," a Roche spokesperson said. 

Since the drug works best within the first two days of infection, the spokesperson recommended that pharmacies stock up enough product throughout the flu season.

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