Shortage of kids' Tamiflu reported

ATLANTA (AP) - Some pharmacists are seeing a shortage of the
children's version of the flu drug Tamiflu.

Tamiflu is one of two drugs that works against swine flu. It's
also used to treat seasonal flu.

Drugmaker Roche said Wednesday that it has been facing
increasing demand for Tamiflu since swine flu first appeared in
April. The company decided to focus production on adult-strength
pills, rather than the children's version.

A company spokeswoman says adult pills are still in good supply,
and pharmacies can grind them up into smaller doses for children.

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