(based on published clinical trials and current news reports)
Question: If Arbidol so great why haven't I heard of it before now?
Answer: Good question. Irina Leneva of the State Research Center for Diagnostics
and Prevention of Human and Animal Diseases pointed to a combination of big pharmaceutical companies and
the US bureaucratized system for qualifying drugs. One company, Searle, planned to
introduce Arbidol to the US in 1992. The rumor in the industry said that they estimated 1 billion dollars to introduce
Arbidol to the market and then the US Patent office refused their patent. It is difficult to justify the cost for a market
that was not performing as predicted. After several years Tamiflu sales were only doing well in Japan. Avian flu changed the equation.
Question: Is Arbidol as good as Tamiflu?
Answer: Yes. But don't take our word for it. Read the latest published scientific study comparing the antiviral drugs HERE.
Question: Who is credited with inventing Arbidol?
Answer: Robert Nikolaevich Glushkov. Here is a
short: biography. Some of the history of
the project that ended up developing Arbidol is told in an interview titled: Influenza -- insidious and baffling You can also see
the year it was invented, 1973, in this Way to Discovery article about the inventor.
Question: Can you give me a list of the key reasons I should consider this drug?
Answer: Yes here are few based on the published clinical trials:
1. It Works
2. Quantity Production is Possible
3. It is Safe
4. It is Inexpensive (less than $1 per capsule)
5. Prophylactic or Treatment Use
6. Resists Flu Mutation (5 plus generations)
7. Complementary Use with Other Antivirals
8. No Reported Negative Interactions with Other Drugs
9. Long Term Use Possible
10. Boosts the Effectiveness of the Flu Vaccine
Arbidol could be the key to limiting the impact of a Flu Pandemic.
As shown in the referenced studies Arbidol works to prevent all forms of Flu infection including Bird Flu or H5N1. It can be produced
in sufficient quantities to protect medical, first responders, firemen, police, grocery store clerks, and millions
of other citizens. It is extremely safe to use with little or no practical toxic risk. It can and will be produced at
a very low cost per dose to help make it available to the greatest number of people. It can be used to
help prevent flu infection as long as necessary with little risk of flu mutation rendering it less effective. Arbidol
is one of the keys to any good pandemic preparation plan.
More Q and A as they post.