The First New Flu Drug in 20 Years

October 26, 2018

The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved a new single-dose drug, baloxavir marboxil, that can shorten the duration of the flu. It’s the first new drug of its type in 20 years.

Our Frederick G. Hayden, MD, and his… Read More

One Dose to Shorten the Flu

September 8, 2018

A single dose of a new drug can shorten the duration of flu symptoms by about a day, according to a new paper published by our Frederick G. Hayden, MD, and colleagues.

The drug, baloxavir marboxil, appears to reduce symptom… Read More

Asthma Drugs May Prevent Deadly Pneumonia

February 28, 2017

Two common drugs, Accolate and Singulair, may do more than treat asthma and allergies. Our Thomas J. Braciale, MD, PhD, and Amber Cardani, PhD, have found that the drugs also may prevent the flu from turning into a deadly… Read More