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Plan For Development, Purchase Of Medical Countermeasures Released

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Emergency Medical Measures

HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt released for display in the Federal Register the Department's new roadmap for developing and purchasing medical countermeasures against a host of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats.

The "Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) Implementation Plan for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Threats" lays out the future course for prioritizing HHS' acquisition of vaccines, drugs and medical diagnostic tests, including purchases made under Project BioShield.