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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Key elements of the DOC's pandemic flu plan include assigning daily surveillance measures and triggers for plan implementation, defining command and control communication pathways, creating checklists for screening and treatment, establishing temporary sick bays and morgues, and prioritizing vaccine and antiviral administration to DOC staff from the Strategic National Stockpile and other sources.
government for placement into the Strategic National Stockpile," said Robert G.
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.
The HHS comparative testing results, along with HGSI's own preclinical and clinical study results, will form the basis of the US Government's decision process for exercising its option for additional product for the Strategic National Stockpile.
Agencies such as fire, police, sheriff's departments, Red Cross, and 911 dispatchers will work together to identify the biological agent, devise and implement protective public health measures, coordinate responses, communicate with one voice to the public and the media and request, receive and dispense medicine and medical supplies from the Centers for Disease Control's Strategic National Stockpile.
In 2003, the antiviral oseltamivir was added to the Strategic National Stockpile.
For example, the accounting process at the Strategic National Stockpile was "fragmented and disconnected," which is leading to the under-accounting of $485 million in 2003, the watchdog agency said.
Only Florida and Illinois have assembled appropriate staff to receive/distribute medication/supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile.
According to this law's provisions, VA and HHS are responsible for creating and maintaining a Strategic National Stockpile.
government and there are now more than 70 medical countermeasures in late stage development and several new life-saving products in the Strategic National Stockpile ready for use in an emergency.
The almost $7 billion Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) inventory of antibiotics, medical supplies, antidotes, antitoxins, antiviral, vaccines and other pharmaceuticals requires vigilant monitoring and management to keep stock supplied, rotated, and stored within U.
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