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As calls for a solution to the threatening Ebola virus grow increasingly urgent, the U.S. government is seeking to fast-track a vaccine by as early as 2015, a New York Times article reports. A vaccine that has proven efficacious in monkeys is set to be tested in humans next month, but many obstacles,...

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New Myeloma Drug Proves Effective

For patients with myeloma, hope may be found in a new Amgen drug, a Reuters article reports. Kyprolis, an injectable drug granted accelerated approval by the FDA in 2012, increases life without disease progression by over 30 percent, according to recent Amgen trial results. In a study of nearly 800 patients...
With the Ebola virus running rampant in Africa, the FDA has expressed its readiness to collaborate with companies developing drugs to treat the deadly disease, a Reuters article reports. The FDA has announced that it would consider special emergency care proposals for drugs treating the disease, provided...