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Are there any new flu treatments?

Ask the doctors Q. I heard that there is a new medication that you can take for the flu. Is this a vaccine? A. In October 2018, for the first time in 20 years, the FDA approved a new medication to treat the flu. Baloxavir marboxil, sold as Xofluza, is not a vaccine, but rather an antiviral drug that can help your body fight off influenza more quickly. Antivirals work…

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