News & Perspective

Jul 05, 2006

Jul 05, 2006

HHS has enough H5N1 vaccine for 4 million people

(CIDRAP News) – In an update on pandemic influenza preparedness efforts, the federal government said last week it had stockpiled enough vaccine against H5N1 avian influenza virus to inoculate about 4 million people and enough antiviral medication to treat about 6.3 million.

Jul 17, 2007

Jul 17, 2007

White House issues 1-year status report on pandemic planning

(CIDRAP News) – The White House Homeland Security Council today released a 1-year update on the federal government's pandemic influenza preparedness strategy, reporting that it has met 86% of the objectives it set for itself a year ago.

Dec 18, 2007

Dec 18, 2007

Funding cuts said to threaten states' preparedness progress

(CIDRAP News) – Several states have made progress preparing for a major public health emergency such as a pandemic or bioterror attack, but funding shortfalls at the federal level threaten to stall or even reverse recent gains, according to a report today from the nonprofit organization Trust for America's Health (TFAH).

Apr 25, 2008

Apr 25, 2008

IOM: US likely to need bigger antiviral stockpile

(CIDRAP News) – The US government will need to expand its stockpile of antiviral drugs if the goal is to have enough doses to treat all patients and provide preventive treatment for some others at risk in an influenza pandemic, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) says in a report issued today.

Mar 12, 2009

Mar 12, 2009

Enacted bill includes pandemic, food safety money

(CIDRAP News) – In passing a huge spending bill this week to cover the next 6 months, Congress approved pandemic preparedness funds that had been proposed by former President Bush and increased appropriations for food safety, according to a health advocacy group.

Apr 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018

News Scan for Apr 24, 2018

US stockpile management
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Meningitis B vaccine progress

Jul 12, 2018

Jul 12, 2018

News Scan for Jul 12, 2018

US drug shortage task force
TB vaccine candidates
Fractional dosing for yellow fever
Influenza B in pigs
Avian flu outbreaks

Jul 19, 2018

Jul 19, 2018

News Scan for Jul 19, 2018

Low UK flu vaccine protection
FDA mulls sole-source drug supply
Evaluating Ebola vaccine
Ebola medical treatments
HPV vaccine in boys, men

Oct 30, 2019

Oct 30, 2019
Drug production line

FDA floats drug expiration changes, other steps to address shortages

Fully 56% of hospitals reported changing patient care or delaying therapy because of drug shortages.

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