Developing new medicines takes time

It takes more than a decade of research, development and testing to bring a new medication to market. With treatments and vaccines for Ebola, we are close, but still not there yet.

EC/ECHO Photo: Cyprien Fabre
Workers helping to fight the spread of Ebola suit up in a quarantine zone in eastern Sierra Leone.
Russell Williams
Published: Thursday, 08/14/2014 11:41 pm EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 08/20/2014 4:32 pm EDT

Editor's note: This op-ed is in response to another on Ebola by Gwynne Dyer.

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