Following reports that patients taking Tamiflu can exhibit dangerous behaviour, news has surfaced that ten Canadians have died and at least 74 had adverse reactions after taking the flu drug.
Health Canada has been criticised for not issuing a public update about the drug sooner.
Reportedly, the public update eventually came more than two weeks after international warnings were posted of adverse reactions to the medication among children and youth.
The product’s prescribing guidelines now indicate that taking the drug can lead to strange behaviours, including hallucinations, delirium and self-injury.
Among those taking the drug who have exhibited dangerous behaviour, there have been 25 reported deaths around the world in the most recent one-year period.