Accession Number:

ADP013450

Title:

Description of the US National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A release of selected biological or chemical agents targeting the U.S. civil population will require rapid access to large quantities of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. Few U.S. state or local governments have the resources to create sufficient pharmaceutical stockpiles on their own. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, under U.S. Congressional mandate, has developed and implemented a National Pharmaceutical Stockpile NPS to address this need. The NPS Program is a key component of the Nations plan to mitigate health consequences of biological andor chemical terrorism.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE