The use of experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus will be considered by a working group set up by President Barack Obama's administration, according to a White House official.
The group will consider broad "principles of decision-making" for the potential use of the drugs said the official from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
It will be led by Dr. Nicole Lurie the under assistant HHS Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
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