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  • HHS sponsors new formulation of world’s first approved smallpox drug

    Smallpox can damage the throat making it nearly impossible to swallow pills. BARDA will purchase the antiviral smallpox medication called TPOXX in pill form and support the development of an intravenous (IV) formulation of the drug. The IV formulation will be used to expand health security and prepare for the potential use of smallpox in a biothreat.


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