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Nov 25, 2013

Nov 25, 2013

News Scan for Nov 25, 2013

DoD biodefense plant questioned
Hepatitis C drug approval
Pakistan polio abductions

Jul 23, 2013

Jul 23, 2013
Bacillus anthracis

Poll finds public a bit wary about taking anthrax pills

Antibiotics stockpiles are in place for an anthrax attack, but will people take the drugs?

Jul 08, 2013

Jul 08, 2013
Hospital Preparedness Program logo

Federal funds for disaster preparedness decline

HHS awarded $916 million in emergency preparedness grants, down $55 million from last year.

Apr 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013

CDC preparedness funds take hit in proposed 2014 budget

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) takes a hit of about $270 million in the Obama administration's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, including significant cuts to biodefense and emergency preparedness programs, officials revealed today.

Apr 03, 2013

Apr 03, 2013

NBSB unveils situational awareness, SNS recommendations

(CIDRAP News) – The National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) today forwarded two sets of recommendations to federal departments that oversee emergency preparedness, one focused on enhancing situational awareness in health emergencies and the other on improving the nation's Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) by 2020.

Jan 23, 2013

Jan 23, 2013

Research moratorium on modified H5N1 viruses ends

(CIDRAP News) – A year-long voluntary moratorium on research involving transmissible H5N1 avian flu viruses ended today with a letter from a group of scientists that supports resuming the work in countries that have addressed the biosafety issues involved.

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