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U.S. President Obama Signs Bill Adding Zika Virus To FDA List Of Diseases For Priority Review Voucher Program

CBS News: President Obama signs Zika virus bill
“President Obama on Tuesday signed into law a bill aimed at encouraging pharmaceutical companies to help combat the Zika virus and develop vaccines. The legislation puts the Zika virus — a mosquito-borne illness that is spreading throughout South and Central America — to the Food and Drug Administration’s priority review voucher program in order to jump-start the development of treatments for tropical diseases…” (Schultheis, 4/19).

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