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Answer 3
  1. They are effective only against influenza A viruses. This statement is incorrect. Unlike the first generation anti-influenza drugs (amantadine and rimantadine), the newer drugs have been shown to be effective against both A and B strains of the influenza virus. The reduced level of central nervous system side effects and the expanded spectrum of efficacy make these drugs very useful additions to a physician’s armamentarium.

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