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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Company Seeks Approval For Experimental Ebola Drug

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Center for Disease Control via Getty Images)

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Center for Disease Control via Getty Images)

There is no known cure for the Ebola virus, but a number of labs have been working on one. The two American relief workers recently flown back from Liberia have been receiving an experimental treatment produced by a company in San Diego.

Another company, Cambridge, Mass.-based Sarepta Therapeutics, also has an experimental drug. The company’s CEO, Chris Garabedian, tells Here & Now’s Robin Young how this treatment would work, and what it takes to get the drug to patients.

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  • InterestedPerson

    Garabedian kind of skipped over the details of the primates being infected with this terrible disease. Supposedly it is okay to do this to non-consenting beings because they are not human nor capable of chosing to help humankind, but yet they are like humans enough to put them through this. At least we could remember them and be grateful to them…as there will be no chance to stop these experiments in this hysteria about ebola.

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