FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack


U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox - a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago - in case the virus is used in a terror attack. But people born since then haven't been vaccinated, and small samples of the smallpox virus were saved for research purposes, leaving the possibility it could be used as a biological weapon.



from Biotech News