FDA approves testing new Ebola drug

October 17, 2014 10:59 PM

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FDA approves testing new Ebola drug

An experimental anti-viral drug that was given to the first U.S. Ebola patient will soon begin testing to see if it could be a safe and effective treatment for the deadly disease.

North Carolina drugmaker Chimerix Inc. said it received authorization from regulators at the Food and Drug Administration to begin a trial of the drug, brincidofovir. The company said in a statement that the drug is available for immediate use in testing.

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