Expert opinion on neuraminidase inhibitors for the prevention and treatment of influenza
This ECDC expert opinion confirms earlier assessments by ECDC and national authorities that there is no significant new evidence to support any changes to the approved indications and recommended use of neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) in EU/EEA Member States. Recommendations to treat patients with severe influenza – or those at high risk of the complications of influenza – and provide prophylaxis to the most vulnerable and their families are based on the evidence from randomised controlled trials, evidence from observational studies, extrapolation from studies, and a generally benign safety profile of these medicines.
Evaluation of influenza virus antiviral susceptibility testing in Europe: Results from the first external quality assessment exercise
Thompson, C.I., Lackenby, A., Daniels, R.S., McCauley, J.W., Pereyaslov, D., Broberg, E.K., Meijer, A., Zambon, M.C.,
Guidance for clinical and public health laboratories testing for influenza virus antiviral drug susceptibility in Europe
Pozo, F., Lina, B., Andrade, H.R., Enouf, V., Kossyvakis, A., Broberg, E., Daniels, R., Lackenby, A., Meijer, A.
Questions and answers about antivirals
Frequently asked questions about the use of antivirals for prevention and treatment of influenza; What are the uses of antivirals against seasonal influenza? Which are the antivirals we use in Europe against seasonal influenza and who should get them? If antivirals are so good why don’t doctors give them out more often? Do people who have been immunized against influenza need antivirals?