• Chimerix gets FDA OK to test drug for Ebola Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    Chimerix Inc. said Thursday that it has received FDA clearance to proceed with a trial examining the safety and effectiveness of its brincidofovir tablets in patients who have the virus. Chimerix did not immediately return requests for comment. Chimerix is working with the U.S. Department of Defense on developing the drug as a treatment against smallpox.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Sarepta Therapeutics climbs Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics jumped 11 percent before the opening bell Friday after the drug developer said its potential Ebola treatment generated no safety concerns in early-stage human testing. The Cambridge, Massachusetts, company said Thursday that results from its study on healthy adult volunteers will be published in next month's issue of the...

  • Ebola hearing on Capitol Hill     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell provides the latest details on the Ebola hearing taking place on Capitol Hill.

  • A nurse from the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital spoke to the Today Show's Matt Lauer about the protocol in handling Ebola. Dr. Alexander Garza of Saint Louis University, provides perspective.

  • Giuliani's view of Ebola containment     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani discusses the protocols in place to contain Ebola.

  • Infected nurse may be moved: Gov't official     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the first nurse who has been treated for Ebola in Dallas may be transported to the NIH later today.

  • Airline passenger risk very low: Dr. Osterholm     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Dr. Michael Osterholm of University of Minnesota, provides perspective on the risk of Ebola exposure to the airline passengers who flew with the infected health care worker.

  • Ebola preparation: What we need     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Dr. Michael Osterholm of University of Minnesota, believes the world has not responded to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Osterholm discusses whether hospitals are prepared in the U.S., saying the U.S. is really a minor player in the global picture of this infection.

  • EU vows to beef up Ebola exit tests in West Africa Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— European Union nations are promising to reinforce passenger screening for Ebola at the airports in the hardest-hit West African nations and coordinate a common approach for the deadly virus at EU entry points. EU health chief Tonio Borg said Thursday the World Health Organization and the EU will look into "conflicting reports" about whether the...

  • Delta's 3Q profit falls on one-time items Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    DALLAS— Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter profit fell 74 percent on one-time costs such as retiring older planes. Two people who flew on domestic flights in the past month have tested positive for the virus— a man from Liberia died, one of his nurses is hospitalized in Atlanta. "I think what is worth noting is you really can't catch Ebola on an...

  • Texas abortion clinics reopen after court reprieve Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— Texas abortion clinics that closed under tough new restrictions began reopening Wednesday after winning a reprieve at the U.S. Supreme Court, but the facilities were scheduling women with uncertainty and skeleton staffs. A five-sentence ruling late Tuesday blocked parts of a sweeping Texas abortion law that required clinics to meet...

  • African leaders: Ebola could lead to food crisis Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Financial aid and global coordination are needed to prevent the Ebola health care crisis from becoming a food emergency, agriculture ministers from West African nations at the center of the Ebola outbreak said Wednesday. In Sierra Leone, where thousands are infected and more than 900 have died, 40 percent of the farmers have abandoned their...

  • UPDATE 2-New breast cancer drugs boost sales at Roche Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    *Q3 sales 11.78 bln Sfr vs 11.57 bln Sfr poll forecast. ZURICH, Oct 16- Swiss drugs firm Roche reported better than expected third-quarter sales on Thursday, boosted by a strong performance from its new breast cancer drugs. The Basel- based firm has launched a string of new expensive cancer drugs over the past two years, hoping that these improved versions of its...

  • *Institutional funds may be buying Fujifilm, not others- trader. *Ebola-related stocks include Airtech Japan, Shigematsu, Teikoku Sen-I. TOKYO, Oct 16- Shares of Fujifilm Holdings Corp as well as makers of air purifiers and protective clothing soared on Thursday on speculation over which companies would generate higher returns from fears of deadly virus Ebola...

  • Obama spoke after convening a special Cabinet meeting at the White House to discuss the U.S. response to the deadly virus. He acknowledged concerns and fears raised by the handling of the original Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital, Liberian national Thomas Duncan, who died of Ebola and infected at least two healthcare workers while there.

  • FDA approves first drugs for deadly lung disease Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug treatments for a deadly disease that causes severe lung damage. The agency on Wednesday approved two novel treatments from Boehringer Ingelheim and Roche for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Patients with the disease experience lung damage over time that makes it difficult to breathe...

  • Obama: CDC teams to all new Ebola cases Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 5:33 PM ET
    A health care worker receives protocol from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instructors in preparation for the response to the current Ebola outbreak, in Anniston, Alabama, October 6, 2014.

    The CDC should send a response team to any new U.S. Ebola cases within 24 hours of their diagnosis, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.

  • *Russell 2000 index ends 1 pct higher. Small-caps and energy shares, which have been among the market's weakest performers, provided some of the late-day support, with the Russell 2000 index ending up 1 percent and the S&P energy index up 0.4 percent. Adding to the day's worries, a second nurse in Texas tested positive for the Ebola virus, a week after Thomas Eric...

  • The White House strongly defended the government's handling of the Ebola problem after it became clear that a second Texas healthcare worker who tested positive for the virus had traveled aboard a commercial airliner. Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas told MSNBC that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention needs to be more...

  • White House considering Ebola czar     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:21 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the White House has acknowledged shortcomings in the response to Ebola and is considering an Ebola czar.