Accession Number : ADA208851
Title : Biological Defense Research Program
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT DETRICK MD
Report Date : Apr 1989
Pagination or Media Count : 884
Abstract : The proposed action, and subject of this Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), is continuation of the Biological Defense Research Program (BDRP). The BDRP is a research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) program conducted by the Department of Defense (DoD), with the Department of the Army (DA) serving as the executive agent. This FEIS addresses the ongoing program and provides a basis for evaluating future BDRP activities. The objectives of the BDRP are to develop measures for detection, treatment, protection and decontamination of potential biological warfare threat agents. Development of medical defensive measures, such as prophylactic vaccines and drugs, therapeutic measures, and patient treatment and management protocols are important components of the program. The purpose of the BDRP is to maintain and promote a solid national defense posture with respect to potential biological warfare threats. The BDRP supports RDT&E efforts necessary for the maintenance and development of defensive measures and materiel to meet these threats. In addition to promoting the national defense posture, the BDRP benefits the scientific community in general through its research and development efforts, and benefits the global population in the development of diagnostic methods, and vaccine and drug therapies for the treatment of diseases.
Descriptors : *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *BIOLOGICAL WARFARE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , GLOBAL , DETECTION , DECONTAMINATION , THREATS , DISEASES , POPULATION , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE) , MEDICINE , MILITARY RESEARCH , THERAPY , PATIENTS , POSTURE(GENERAL) , DRUGS , MEDICAL SERVICES , ARMY , NATIONAL DEFENSE , VACCINES , PREVENTIVE MEDICINE , CHEMOTHERAPY , SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS
Subject Categories : Pharmacology
Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
Environmental Health and Safety
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE