Does Tamiflu really work?

An article on The Scientist highlights a study by the British Medical Journal that casts doubt on the efficacy of Tamiflu. It seems that the best Tamiflu can really give you is shortening symptoms by about half a day, which doesn’t seem worth it given the side effects of nausea and vomiting.

As expected, the manufacturer, Roche, denies the conclusions.

Given how much money is spent stockpiling the drug, studies like this should have been done and fully analyzed before using it in such quantities.