National Preparedness: Countermeasures for Thermal Burns – GAO – 22 February 2012

Posted on February 29, 2012. Filed under: Disaster Management | Tags: |

National Preparedness: Countermeasures for Thermal Burns – GAO – 22 February 2012

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“The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the federal agency primarily responsible for identifying and supporting the development and acquisition of the medical countermeasures needed to prevent or mitigate potential health effects from exposure to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) agents and other terrorist threats. In addition to identifying these countermeasures, including those for thermal burns, HHS also has responsibility for engaging with industry to research and develop them and, ultimately, for acquiring them for the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), if appropriate.”

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