Flu Season: Where Investors Can Find Relief

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Flu Season: Where Investors Can Find Relief

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For those who are really sick, or for high-risk individuals like the young and elderly, waiting out the flu with some over-the-counter meds and comfort snacks just isn’t going to cut it.

Luckily, your healthcare provider — whether it’s Vanguard Health Systems (NYSE:VHS) or Cigna (NYSE:CI) — can help you out with a quick doctor’s visit.

Once you’re in doc’s office, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll get prescribed Tamiflu or Relenza. The former is owned by Roche Holdings‘ (PINK:RHHBY) Genentech, while GlaxoSmithKline is responsible for the latter.

Tamiflu is notable, especially for the H3N2 strain, because it’s the only product approved to treat flu infection in children younger than one year old.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/01/flu-season-where-investors-can-find-relief/.

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