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Apr 28, 2004

Apr 28, 2004

Bush administration catalogs biodefense gains, promises more

(CIDRAP News) – The Bush administration today released a long catalog of what it considers the nation's biodefense and public health preparedness gains over the last 3 years and promised more improvements to come.

Mar 12, 2004

Mar 12, 2004

HHS to buy up to 75 million doses of new anthrax vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced plans today to buy up to 75 million doses of a new anthrax vaccine, or enough to inoculate 25 million people.

Feb 20, 2004

Feb 20, 2004

Bioterrorist attack might trigger mass mailing of antibiotics

(CIDRAP News) – Under a plan currently being discussed, a major bioterrorist attack could trigger use of the mail system to deliver antibiotics from a national stockpile to homes, the US Postal Service (USPS) announced this week.

Feb 03, 2004

Feb 03, 2004

Ricin in Frist's office closes 3 Senate buildings

(CIDRAP News) – Test results announced today confirmed that a white powder found yesterday in Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's office was ricin, a deadly poison derived from castor beans, according to news services.

Jan 08, 2004

Jan 08, 2004

DoD resumes anthrax shots after judge lifts ban

(CIDRAP News) – The Department of Defense (DoD) yesterday ordered the resumption of its mandatory anthrax vaccination program after a federal judge in Washington, DC, lifted an injunction that had halted the program Dec 22.

An order for immediate resumption of the inoculations was issued by David S. C. Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and was posted on a DoD Web site.

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