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U.S. Senators To Introduce Bill Aimed At Speeding Development Of Ebola Drugs

News outlets report that leaders of the U.S. Senate Health Committee are planning on introducing a bill that would offer incentives for companies to develop Ebola treatments and vaccines.

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Lamar Alexander to introduce bill to speed development of Ebola treatment
“Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will introduce a bill with Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin to help speed the development of Ebola treatments and vaccines. The bill is designed to add Ebola to FDA’s priority review ‘voucher’ program, a program at the Food and Drug Administration designed to incentivize the development of new drugs for neglected tropical diseases…” (10/28).

The Hill: Senators plan bill to speed up approval of Ebola drugs
“Leaders of the Senate Health Committee are planning to introduce a bill that would fast-track the creation of Ebola treatments by offering incentives to drug companies…” (Ferris, 10/28).

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