A new treatment for the common cold has been announced by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
The VA says it will soon be available to vets, but it will only be offered as an alternative to a full body cold medicine.
The treatment will only last for a couple of days and be prescribed by a doctor.
The department says it expects the medication to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration later this year.
The Cold and Flu Treatment Center at the VA Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia, is using the drug to treat veterans who have experienced a cold or flu outbreak.
The department’s announcement comes just a week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the flu pandemic was in full swing, and it is estimated that some 70,000 people in the US are now infected.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that a cold vaccine will be available for purchase on March 1.
There have been other new treatments for the flu this year, such as the new antibiotic Tazapine, which is available in limited quantities and can be used by patients to stay stable in the event of a flu shot.
As part of its announcement, the VA says that it is also working on an inhaler for patients who are allergic to the common sense cold medication.
In the coming months, more and more veterans will have access to a variety of new cold treatments.
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