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FDA Approves Two Antiradiation Injections

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved two drugs that facilitate the elimination of radiation from the body, both designed as antidotes for use following a potential radiological bomb attack (see GSN, July 23).

The two drugs, administered via injection and available only by prescription, are safe and effective for treating contamination from the elements plutonium, americium or curium, according to officials. No drugs for treatment of internal contamination by the three elements have previously been approved in the United States, they added (Associated Press/Yahoo!News, Aug. 11).

 

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