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Title Giving full measure to countermeasures : addressing problems in the DoD program to develop medical countermeasures against biological warfare agents / Committee on Accelerating the Research, Development, and Acquisition of Medical Countermeasures against Biological Warfare Agents, Medical Follow-up Agency and Board on Life Sciences ; Lois M. Joellenbeck, Jane S. Durch, and Leslie Z. Benet, editors
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 139 pages) : illustrations
Contents ""FrontMatter""; ""Reviewers""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""Figures, Tables, and Boxes""; ""Abbreviations and Acronyms""; ""Executive Summary""; ""1 Ending Half-Measures for Countermeasures: The Challenge and Major Recommendations""; ""2 Organizing Research and Development for Medical Countermeasures to Accomplish Essential Functions""; ""3 Challenges in the Research and Development of Medical Countermeasures Against Biological Warfare Agents""; ""APPENDIXES""; ""APPENDIX A Background: The Current DoD Medical Biowarfare Countermeasures Program""
""APPENDIX B Agendas for Information-Gathering Meetings""""APPENDIX C Acknowledgments""; ""APPENDIX D Biographical Sketches""
Summary "In recent years, substantial efforts have been initiated to develop new drugs, vaccines, and other medical interventions against biological agents that could be used in bioterrorist attacks against civilian populations. According to a new congressionally mandated report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies, to successfully develop these drugs, vaccines, and other medical interventions against biowarfare agents, Congress should authorize the creation of a new agency within the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense. The committee recommended that Congress should improve liability protections for those who develop and manufacture these products, to stimulate willingness to invest in new research and development for biowarfare protection. Giving Full Measure to Countermeasures also identifies other challenges such as the need for appropriate animal models and laboratories equipped with high-level biosafety protections that will require attention if DoD efforts to develop new medical countermeasures are to be successful."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject United States. Department of Defense.
Antitoxins -- United States.
Biological warfare -- Health aspects -- United States.
Biological warfare -- United States -- Safety measures.
Biological weapons -- Health aspects -- United States.
Biological weapons -- United States -- Safety measures.
Medicine, Preventive -- United States.
Vaccines -- United States.
Biological Warfare -- prevention & control.
Drug Approval.
Military Personnel.
United States Government Agencies.
Form Electronic book
Author Benet, Leslie Z.
Durch, Jane.
Joellenbeck, Lois M. (Lois Mary), 1963-
Committee on Accelerating the Research, Development, and Acquisition of Medical Countermeasures against Biological Warfare Agents.
ISBN 0309530334 (electronic bk.)
9780309530330 (electronic bk.)