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Oct 14, 2010

Oct 14, 2010

SIGA gets federal contract to produce smallpox antiviral

(CIDRAP News) – In a move to allow the United States to stockpile its first specialized treatment for smallpox bioterror attacks and related infections, SIGA Technologies announced yesterday that it will receive a federal contract to deliver 1.7 million courses of a new antiviral medication.

Mar 12, 2010

Mar 12, 2010

HHS preparing to handle claims of harm from H1N1 vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – While the pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine seems to be just as safe as seasonal flu vaccines, the federal government has been getting some letters from people saying they plan to seek compensation for injuries caused by the injection, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Feb 12, 2010

Feb 12, 2010

Report: For biodefense, US needs closer ties to industry

(CIDRAP News) – The US government needs much closer collaboration with private industry—like the arrangements used in building aircraft carriers and putting men on the moon—in order to improve the nation's medical defenses against biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear threats, says a report from a federal advisory panel.

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