End of antiviral medicine prescribing for 2016/17 influenza season

End of antiviral medicine prescribing for 2016/17 influenza season

June 12, 2017

In light of surveillance data indicating that circulation of influenza in the community has returned to baseline levels, the Department of Health has published an alert to inform prescribers working in primary care and pharmacy teams that antiviral medicines should no longer be prescribed.

Community pharmacists should no longer supply antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of influenza on a FP10 prescription form.

Click here to read the prescribing and supply of antivirals alert in full



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