Kitty Cure

A new drug for cat leukemia

An epidemic is ravaging America's cats. About 10% of the 40 million cats in the U.S. are victims of a type of leukemia that attacks the animals' immune systems and is usually fatal. The disease, which does not affect humans or other animals, is easily transmitted among cats. For the past 2½ years, Norden Laboratories, a Nebraska-based division of the SmithKline Beckman drug company, has been working on a vaccine that inhibits the growth of leukemia in cats. Says Product Manager Reynolds Davis: "If everything goes smoothly, we could have a product out in 1984." With...

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