July 20, 2009 - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is preparing for "the possibility of a more serious fall outbreak" of the H1N1 Swine Flu virus, according to various media reports. Although most consumers have been able to steer clear of the Swine Flu since the initial spring outbreak, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is asking "the American people to become actively engaged with their own preparation and prevention" of the virus.
Consumers who would like to be certain they can treat H1N1 can buy Tamiflu. This medication is one of only two that are effective in treating the H1N1 virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). online facilitator AccessRx.com has Tamiflu in stock for consumers who do not yet have the product.
Although patients do not need to have a prescription in-hand to purchase Tamiflu at http://talesofasouthernmom.com, they must provide their health information and medical history before a U.S.-licensed doctor considers writing the prescription. Patients may also call 1-800-467-0297 . Patients should not take Tamiflu until flu symptoms are present.
According to the Washington Post, the U.S. government is hoping to have 100 million doses of vaccine for H1N1 by mid-October at the earliest - however, this is after flu season begins in the U.S. Children, pregnant women, people with chronic illness, the elderly and health workers will be the first to receive the vaccine.
Many consumers are unaware that the World Health Organization (WHO) in June raised the pandemic alert level to phase 6 for H1N1 - the highest phase possible. Also, on July 10, delegations from 54 U.S. states, tribes and territories attended the H1N1 Influenza Preparedness Summit at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. The Obama administration pledged $350 million to help prepare communities across the country for this effort.
About 95,000 cases in 122 countries/territories have resulted in 429 deaths. In the United States, there have been more than 33,000 cases, and 429 deaths.
Tamiflu is an oral medication that can be obtained before the onset of Swine Flu as a course of treatment. Doctors generally recommend that Tamiflu not be used before the onset of the flu. Rather, it should be taken within 48 hours of the first sign of flu symptoms. Typical flu shots have been rendered ineffective as a treatment for Swine Flu.
Tamiflu, a brand name, is also referred to as oseltamivir, the name of the drug. The CDC states on its website that Tamiflu is effective for the treatment of H1N1 symptoms that can include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite, coughing, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
"http://talesofasouthernmom.com is ready to ship Tamiflu to consumers who want to have peace of mind, just in case they or someone in their family contracts the H1N1 virus," said Rich Bernstein, marketing director for AccessRx.com, "Being prepared is certainly a prudent approach when it comes to the upcoming flu season, especially in light of the recent comments from the White House and administration."
AccessRx.com's U.S.-licensed doctors and pharmacists have served more than 250,000 satisfied customers over the course of a decade. Based in the U.S., the online facilitator provides only FDA-approved, brand-name medications that can be shipped the same day if the order is processed before 4 p.m. EST.