National Pharmaceutical Stockpile


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National Pharmaceutical Stockpile

Large quantities of medicine maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for use in national emergencies. The CDC may tap into the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile in the event of a natural disaster, epidemic, terrorist attack or any other event in which local medicinal stockpiles prove insufficient. Medicines are delivered within 12 hours of request by both federal and local authorities. They are available for free.
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Two investments made as a result of this workshop were the Laboratory Response Network for Bioterrorism and the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile.
The National Pharmaceutical Stockpile was another investment made as a result of the 1998 Workshop and put in place before the 2001 outbreak.
The national pharmaceutical stockpiles have hundreds of thousands of doses of antibiotics that could be brought to the Los Angeles area in 12 hours,'' she said.
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