New flu drug, Xofluza, can be used after getting the flu, within 48 hours of symptoms

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new flu drug; Xofluza can be used on patients 12 and older who have been showing symptoms for no more than 48 hours. 

It has been nearly 20 years since the FDA last approved a flu drug.  Officials stress that, while this additional treatment option is important, it’s not a replacement for a yearly vaccine.       

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