Strategic National Stockpile


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Strategic National Stockpile

(stră-tē′jik),

SNS.

A storehouse of antibiotics, antidotes, and hospital supplies maintained by the U.S. government as a source of back-up provisions to protect the public health during disasters or national emergencies. It was established under the auspices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2003.
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The main priority of the exercise, Clark said, is to test the Strategic National Stockpile.
Gerberding said, nor were the 2 million doses that the federal government purchased to add to the Strategic National Stockpile affected.
Leidos, a FORTUNE 500 science and information technology company, was awarded a prime contract by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide logistical support, emergency operations, and program coordination to the Division of Strategic National Stockpiles (DSNS).
The deal will also include a present 10-year contract originally valued at up to USD425m with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with a remaining value of up to USD160m for deliveries of ACAM2000 to the Strategic National Stockpile.
Finally, the letter urges legislators reviewing the bill to include a long-term plan for the Strategic National Stockpile, the national repository for vaccines and other medical necessities, that will help avoid shortages in vaccines, and recommends that the plan include specific guidelines for pediatric doses of vaccines.
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If Anthim is licensed by the FDA, the federal government could buy the product for the Strategic National Stockpile under Project Bioshield.
He said the good news is that the current strain of H1N1 can be defeated by a course of antiviral treatment and the United States had began this week with 50 million courses of this treatment in the Strategic National Stockpile.
The company is making and delivering doses of BioThrax for inclusion in the Strategic National Stockpile as part of a contract with the U.
Project BioShield provides the Department of Health and Human Services with the authority and funding to procure promising countermeasures for addition to the Strategic National Stockpile, which is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's store of medical supplies to protect the American public in the event of a public health emergency.
Strategic National Stockpile, maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and will be distributed if needed.
The Department of Homeland Security has designated smallpox a "material threat" to national security, so SIGA-246 will be eligible for purchase for the Strategic National Stockpile under Project Bioshield.
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