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.
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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.
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.
HHS has established a national goal of stockpiling 75 million treatment courses of antivirals in the Strategic National Stockpile and in jurisdictional stockpiles.
Many doses of the vaccine will be stored in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Strategic National Stockpile of medical supplies.
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.
today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has modified its contract and is purchasing an additional five million doses of BioThrax(R), the only FDA-licensed anthrax vaccine, for the nation's Strategic National Stockpile.
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