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Drug to Treat Smallpox Approved by F.D.A., a Move Against Bioterrorism

5 monthes ago   |   By NY Times

Though the disease was eradicated decades ago, national security experts fear that stocks of the virus in labs could be released as a bioweapon.
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Smallpox Drug Wins FDA Nod

5 monthes ago   |   By MedPageToday

Tecovirimat approved without human efficacy data under special rules
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FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

5 monthes ago   |   By ABC News

US regulators approve 1st treatment for smallpox in case the long-gone disease is used in terror attack
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FDA approves TPOXX to treat smallpox

5 monthes ago   |   By Healio

The FDA has approved an oral formulation of TPOXX for the treatment of smallpox, citing concerns that the infectious disease, long considered eradicated since 1980, could potentially be used as a bioweapon, according to a press release.
“To address the risk of bioterrorism, congress has taken steps to enable the development and approval of countermeasures to thwart pathogens that could be employed as weapons,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said in the release. “Today's approval provides an important milestone in these efforts. This new treatment affords us an
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FDA Approves Tecovirimat, First Drug for Smallpox Treatment

5 monthes ago   |   By Medscape

Tecovirimat provides a treatment option should smallpox ever be used as a bioweapon and is the first product to be awarded a material threat medical countermeasure priority review voucher.
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