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WHO Says Its Ethical for Untested Drugs to Be Used on Patients

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The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has prompted officials at the World Health Organization to make it ethical for medical practitioners to use drugs never tested on humans before on infected patients. The decision comes as the death toll from the virus has surpassed 1,000.


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