Drug maker claims new pill can wipe out flu virus in one day

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A Japanese drug maker says it has developed a pill that can kill the virus in one day. (KTRK)

As Americans suffer through the worst flu outbreak in almost a decade, a Japanese drug maker says it has developed a pill that can kill the virus in one day.

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The company says in a trial with both Japanese and American patients the drug wiped out the flu virus in just 24 hours.
The FDA will have to now evaluate the claims.

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Even if all goes well, the drug still won't be available in the US until next year, at the earliest.

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