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antiviral agents 

Substances which inhibit the growth of a virus (e.g. herpes) by inhibiting DNA or RNA synthesis. Common agents include aciclovir (acyclovir), idoxuridine, ganciclovir, trifluoridine (trifluorothymidine) and vidarabine. See herpetic keratitis; virus.
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In conclusion, this study revealed that, in Taiwan, HBV characteristics have been changing in the era after introduction of antiviral drug treatment and HBV vaccination.
FDA will help determine the criteria for antiviral drugs to be included in the national stockpile as part of its participation in the government's pandemic influenza plan.
"The microarray studies indicate that the exposure of healthy immune T-cells to our antiviral drugs activates the primary immune mechanisms," said Dr.
As well as the stockpiling of antiviral drugs, the UK Influenza Contingency Plan also includes a host of other measures - concerts and sporting events, for example, could be banned and travel restricted should an outbreak occur
This is a preliminary report of an ongoing study to test the efficacy of intralesional injections of the antiviral drug cidofovir in adults with recurrent laryngeal papillomas in whom multiple other treatments have previously failed.
However, "an antiviral drug will only be beneficial if it is started early [during infection]," he said.
They have clinical data showing that taking an antiviral drug 2 times a day virtually eliminates the destruction of the myelin sheath.
The German researchers hope they have found a potential cure in the antiviral drug, amantadine sulfate, developed 30 years ago as a treatment for influenza.
Although no effective vaccine has yet been found, an antiviral drug could help achieve the long-sought AIDS-free generation
In the early weeks of the pandemic, the US Department of Health and Human Services distributed 11 million courses of federally held SNS antiviral drugs to states (24) and issued a series of guidelines for implementing antiviral drug and nonpharmaceutical interventions.
New information about interactions between boceprevir and several other drugs has been added to the prescribing information for the antiviral drug, the FDA announced last month.