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FDA enables potential use of Tekmira's Ebola drug

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals on Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had modified its clinical hold status on Tekmira's experimental Ebola treatment to enable its potential use in humans infected with the virus.

The FDA told Burnaby, British Columbia-based Tekmira that it had modified the full clinical hold on the drug to a partial clinical hold, the company said in a statement.

The stock rallied after the announcement.

—By Reuters