Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Threats: Countermeasure Preparation

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Threats: Countermeasure Preparation

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Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Threats: Countermeasure Preparation by Anna J. Clemens

The United States remains vulnerable to terrorist and other threats posed by chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) agents. Medical countermeasures such as drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic devices, can prevent or treat the effects of exposure, but few are currently available. This book examines the federal efforts needed to develop and acquire countermeasures to threats from terrorists and other sources, primarily through the Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619425194
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/2012
Pages: 161
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter 1 National Preparedness: Improvements Needed for Acquiring Medical Countermeasures to Threats from Terrorism and Other Sources: United States Government Accountability Office 1

Chapter 2 National Preparedness: DHS and FJCHS Can Further Strengthen Coordination for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Risk Assessments: United States Government Accountability Office 35

Chapter 3 Statement of Chairman Gus M. Bilirakis Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications "Taking Measure of Countermeasures (Part 1): A Review of Government and Industry Efforts to Protect the Homeland through Accelerated Research, Development, and Acquisition of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Medical Countermeasures" 55

Chapter 4 HHS Efforts to Prepare for and Protect against CBRN Threats Statement of Richard J. Hatchett, M.D. Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Director for Strategic Sciences and Management Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, United States Department of Health and Human Services 57

Chapter 5 Statement of Dr. Gerald W. Parker, Jr. Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense on Medical Countermeasures before Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee, Committee on House Homeland Security: United States House of Representatives 67

Chapter 6 Hearing Testimony Phyllis Arthur Senior Director for Vaccines, Immunotherapeutics and Diagnostics Policy at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) on behalf of BIO before the House of Representatives Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Subcommittee 75

Chapter 7 "Taking Measure of Countermeasures (Part 1): A Review of Government and Industry, Efforts to Protect the Homeland through Accelerated Research, Development and Acquisition of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Countermeasures" Testimony of John M. Clerici, Esq. Principal, Tiber Creek Partners, LLC before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications 81

Chapter 8 Testimony of Daniel B. Fagbuyi, MD, FAAP on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics before the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications of the Homeland Security Committee "Taking Measure of Countermeasures (Part 1)" 89

Chapter 9 Statement of Chairman Gus M. Bilirakis Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications "Taking Measure of Countermeasures (Part 2): A Review of Efforts to Protect the Homeland Through Distribution and Dispensing of CBRN Medical Countermeasures" 99

Chapter 10 Written Statement of Alexander G. Garza, MD, MPH Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer United States Department of Homeland Security before the House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications 101

Chapter 11 Strengthening our Nation's Public Health Security through Medical Countermeasures and the Strategic National Stockpile Testimony of Ali S. Khan, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service, and Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Department of Health and Human Services before the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Committee on Homeland Security United States House of Representatives 107

Chapter 12 Testimony of David Starr Director of Countermeasures Response Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Taking Measure of Countermeasures (Part 2) A Review of Efforts to Protect the Homeland through Distribution and Dispensing of Medical Countermeasures 115

Chapter 13 Testimony of Mike McHargue Director, Public Health and Medical Planning and Response ESF8 Coordination Officer Bureau of Preparedness and Response Division of Emergency Medical Operations Florida Department of Health Hearing on "Taking Measure of Countermeasures (Part 2): A Review of Efforts to Protect the Homeland through Distribution and Dispensing of CBRN Medical Countermeasures" 121

Chapter 14 Statement of Lawrence E. Tan, Chief of Emergency Medical Services, New Castle County, Delaware and representing the Emergency Services Sector Coalition on Medical Countermeasures, on the topic of Medical Countermeasures, before Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications Subcommittee, Committee on House Homeland Security, United States House of Representatives, May 12,2011 129

Chapter 15 Testimony of Jeffrey Levi, PhD, Executive Director, Trust for America's Health, House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications, "Taking Measure of Countermeasures (Part 2): A Review of Efforts to Protect the Homeland Through Distribution and Dispensing of CBRN Medical Countermeasures", May 12, 2011 133

Index 141

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