Accession Number:

ADP013451

Title:

The US National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program: Buying is the Easy Part

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions CDC National Pharmaceutical Stockpile NPS is a key component of the Nations plan to mitigate health consequences of biological andor chemical terrorism. U.S. intelligence authorities project an increased likelihood of an organized bioterrorism assault anywhere in the world. The NPS was initiated in response to a U.S. public policy decision to defend and potentially deter such an attack on U.S. civilians via minimization of resultant death and disease, and to help reduce the burden upon health-care infrastructure and limited assets. The mission of the NPS Program is to help save lives by promptly bringing needed medical materiel to the scene of a bioterrorism event.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE