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Chimerex to supply unapproved drug to try to save dying boy

  • Chimerix (CMRX +10.5%) has agreed to provide its Brincidofovir (CMX001) treatment to a seven-year-old boy who is dying from an adenovirus infection after his immune system was weakened by a bone-marrow transplant.
  • Chimerex had initially refused to supply the drug, as it's not approved, but caved in after huge pressure in the media.
  • The company will make the boy, named Josh Hardy, the first patient in a 20-patient pilot trial, with the FDA saying it will help the firm design a Phase III study that could be launched as a continuation of the pilot. (PR)
This was corrected on 04/09/2014 at 09:39 AM.
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