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The FDA just approved the first new flu drug in 20 years. Here’s what you need to know.

Xofluza can help thousands of people this flu season, but it's not for everyone.
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Don't assume your next bout of the flu will get you a prescription.

Our arsenal in the endless, roving, ever-evolving battle against the influenza virus just got slightly larger. The Food & Drug Administration just announced that they had approved the aptly-named Xofluza, the first new antiviral drug in two decades, to help alleviate the symptoms of a flu infection.

of the flu, many of them from complications that antivirals can help fight. But antivirals,

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