Ebola Drug, ZMapp Is Exhausted After Doses Sent to West Africa

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The Ebola drug given to Americans and a Spanish priest has been sent to treat infected doctors in two West African countries, and the supply the medicine is gone, its manufacturer said. Countries including Nigeria and Liberia had requested the drug, called ZMapp. Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., based in San Diego, said it has complied with every request for the drug that authorized by legal and regulatory authorities. [eap_ad_2]The drug was provided at no cost, according to Mapp.

“It is our understanding that all patients offered treatment, treated, or expected to be treated were or are highly capable of providing informed consent for the use of an experimental drug yet evaluated for safety in animals or people,” the company said yesterday in a statement. (Bloomberg)[eap_ad_3]