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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Strategic National Stockpile. The delivery was made under a purchase order received from the U.S.
The recently announced $24 million contract with HHS to fund continued development of an anthrax monoclonal antibody; The recently announced notification received from HHS that states the company's proposal to provide 25 million doses of a recombinant anthrax vaccine is technically acceptable and within the competitive range; and Ongoing discussions with HHS for the continued supply of BioThrax, the only vaccine licensed by the FDA for the prevention of anthrax, for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).
In most situations, the distribution in Oklahoma of medications and supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile is handled through the Mass Immunization Prophylaxis Strategy (MIPS), which is implemented and managed by the Oklahoma Department of Health.
The inventory/asset management system will manage and track assets for the Strategic National Stockpile, as well as items purchased statewide with federal grant funds.
today announced the successful completion of fourth-quarter 2006 deliveries of more than three million doses of BioThrax, the only FDA-licensed anthrax vaccine, for placement into the nation's strategic national stockpile (SNS).
"Based on the available preclinical and clinical data, we believe that Valortim is ideally suited for the prevention and treatment of anthrax infection and is a strong candidate for procurement in the Strategic National Stockpile under Project BioShield," continued Mr.
Department of Health and Human Services' Small Business Innovation Research grants program, are to assist SIGA Technologies in finishing development of an advanced smallpox treatment, with the potential of being used as part of the Strategic National Stockpile to prepare for any major smallpox outbreak.
Currently I am working on developing our Pandemic Influenza and Strategic National Stockpile Plan.
The study also found that only seven states and two cities have a strategic national stockpile to administer and distribute vaccines and antidotes in the event of an emergency.
If the vaccine is approved, the 22 million doses will be added to the Strategic National Stockpile of drugs, and distributed only in the event of an H5N1 pandemic.
Under the second phase of the contract, under the Project BioShield Act of 2004, the US Government has the option to place an order within one year for up to 100,000 doses of ABthrax for the Strategic National Stockpile, for use in the treatment of anthrax disease.
The main priority of the exercise, Clark said, is to test the Strategic National Stockpile.
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