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Tekmira to supply Ebola treatment for studies in West Africa

TORONTO, Dec 22 - Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp will supply one of its experimental Ebola treatments for clinical studies to be conducted in West Africa by a consortium that includes England's Oxford university, the Canadian company said on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-Express Scripts to cover AbbVie hepatitis C drug, drops Gilead treatment

Dec 22 - The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager has lined up a cheaper price from AbbVie Inc on its newly approved hepatitis C treatment and, in most cases, will no longer cover Gilead Sciences Inc treatments, Express Scripts said on Monday.

8:54pm IST

REFILE-US STOCKS-Wall St edges up after three-day run; Gilead slumps

* Indexes up: Dow 0.48 pct, S&P 0.13 pct, Nasdaq 0.24 pct

RPT-Ebola response in rural Sierra Leone not yet rapid enough

* Ebola victims were left to fend for themselves in centre

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RPT-Ebola response in rural Sierra Leone not yet rapid enough

* Ebola victims were left to fend for themselves in centre

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Co-founder of SpiceJet seeks time to finalise rescue

NEW DELHI - The entrepreneur behind a high-profile effort to rescue Indian carrier SpiceJet has asked for more time to finalise funding plans, a government official with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday.