By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Federal drug regulators say there's not enough evidence to tie the anti-flu medication Tamiflu to the deaths of 12 Japanese children.

There's also insufficient evidence that Tamiflu is causing hallucinations, encephalitis and other symptoms suffered by some Japanese patients.

The Food and Drug Administration's deputy commissioner notes that many of the Japanese deaths and other adverse reactions are symptoms commonly associated with the flu.

Tamiflu is one of the few drugs believed effective in treating bird flu, which health officials fear could spark a pandemic should it mutate into a form easily passed from human to human.

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