Description of the US National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION ATLANTA GA
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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.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare