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January, February the peak months for flu bug to bite
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Various forms of the prescription flu remedy Tamiflu with an over-the-counter box of Tylenol at Riverside Pharmacy. - photo by NAT GURLEY
January and February are peak months for the spread of flu, according to, and Gainesville has not been spared this winter. Scottie Barton, pharmacist and owner of Riverside Pharmacy in Gainesville, said he has seen many people purchasing anti-viral drugs, such as Tamiflu, which are prescribed by physicians and designed to prevent or treat flu viruses. “Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen a real increase.