February 16, 2007 / 7:04 AM / 12 years ago

Roche files for Tamiflu in smaller capsules in EU

ZURICH, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche ROG.VX said on Friday it had filed its flu drug Tamiflu for approval for use in children in smaller 30 and 45 mg doses in Europe and would do the same in the United States soon.

“Roche has been granted an accelerated review and is optimistic that EMEA will complete their evaluation by mid-year,” the company said in a statement.

Roche said it had already registered Tamiflu — which his stockpiled in countries across the world to fight a possible pandemic of birdflu — in 75 mg capsules, Roche said.

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