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Drug firm caves, helps dying 7-year-old

 
Drug firm caves, helps dying 7-year-old
Posted Wednesday, March 12th 2014 @ 11am  by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – After a social media campaign—and an avalanche of bad publicity—a drug company has done a U-turn and agreed to give a dying 7-year-old boy an experimental drug that could save his life. The FDA allows "compassionate use"of unapproved drugs in such cases, but the Chimerix pharmaceutical company had insisted that giving the drug to Josh Hardy, who developed a bone marrow disorder after cancer treatment, would delay efforts to get it to market, CNN reports.

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