Drug for smallpox approved by FDA

Posted: July 14, 2018 at 3:47 a.m.
Updated: July 14, 2018 at 3:47 a.m.

This undated photo provided by SIGA in July 2018 shows capsules of the drug TPOXX. On Friday, July 13, 2018, U.S. regulators announced the approval of 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. (SIGA via AP)

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.

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