The FDA approves a new drug to battle Anthrax.

FOX's Steve Taylor reports from Washington:

The drug is called Anthim. It's designed to treat people who have inhaled the anthrax bacteria, which can cause serious health problems and even death.

Because anthrax has been a bioterrorism weapon, the government has been paying for research into drugs that can fight anthrax. Anthim was developed by a New Jersey company called Elusys.

Now the Food and Drug Administration approves Anthim for use, so it will go into government stockpiles of vaccines, drugs and equipment for health emergencies.

In Washington, Steve Taylor, FOX News.