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Swine Flu Will Lead to Increased Sales of Antiviral Drugs and Their Chemical Ingredients

6:11 AM MDT | April 30, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

Pharmaceutical companies that manufacture antiviral drugs for flu treatment, and those companies' fine chemical suppliers, are set for windfall sales due to the outbreak of swine flu, analysts say. Swine flu may have caused more than 160 deaths in Mexico with an increasing number of confirmed cases in the U.S. and other countries. "With the outbreak of swine flu, sales of antiviral drugs and the fine chemicals that go into the production of these drugs may well go up enormously,” Enrico Polastro, v.p. and senior industry specialist at Arthur D. Little...

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