New Anthrax Treatment Helps Even After Infection

March 25, 2015 6:06 PM

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The Food and Drug Administration has okayed a treatment designed to help anthrax victims even after they've started showing symptoms — a time that's usually too late for patients with the inhaled form of the infection.

The treatment, called Anthrasil, is made using antibodies from people who have been vaccinated against anthrax. It's made by a Canadian company called Cangene, and it's part of the U.S. stockpile of supplies for use in case of terrorist attacks.

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