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FDA approves TPOXX to treat smallpox

The FDA has approved an oral formulation of TPOXX for the treatment of smallpox, citing concerns that the infectious disease, long considered eradicated since 1980, could potentially be used as a bioweapon, according to a press release.
“To address the risk of bioterrorism, congress has taken steps to enable the development and approval of countermeasures to thwart pathogens that could be employed as weapons,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said in the release. “Today’s approval provides an important milestone in these efforts. This new treatment affords us an
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