14 May FDA Bans Some of Biggest Manufacturers’ Rapid Flu Tests, Deeming Them Inaccurate
Doctors are begging for rapid flu tests due to the FDA ban on some of the biggest manufacturers’ rapid bedside flu tests in the middle of severe flu season, FDA deeming them inaccurate with too many false positives.
- The FDA banned two top rapid flu test brands on January 12, 2018 – in the middle of one of the worst flu seasons in recent history
- President of the largest medical supply distributor in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania called the situation a ‘crisis’
- He told Daily Mail Online that physicians have been begging for more flu tests and the new tests on the market are not being produced fast enough
- Doctors are resorting to taking blood samples which detects the flu in three days as opposed to the 10-minute rapid tests that were taken off the market
Physicians across the US are outraged that the FDA has banned the two top rapid flu tests at the peak of this deadly season leaving them ‘begging’ distributors for supplies.