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Bird Flu Threat Prompts Stockpiling Of Food And Medicine In America

It has been urged by the Federal Government to stockpile medicines and food owing to the possibility of potential bird flu pandemic in America.// A pandemic is said to occur when a new strain of the influenza virus gets transmitted from one person to the other, thereby causing serious human illness...

Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response

... Chief among the strengths of the U.S. response was the investment the nation has made over the last decade or so in planning for a pandemic flu and stockpiling antiviral medications. Those were decisions that "really paid off," Levi said. On the other hand, the H1N1 swine flu posed a very different challen...

New Report Finds 10 Early Lessons Learned From the H1N1 Outbreak

...e outbreak. The 10 early lessons learned from the 2009 H1N1 outbreak in the report were that: Investments in pandemic planning and stockpiling antiviral medications paid off; Public health departments did not have enough resources to carry out plans; Response plans must be ada...

GlaxoSmithKline Update: Influenza A (H1N1)

...d add to government stockpiles of Tamiflu (oseltamivir). Since 2003, Relenza has been supplied to 26 governments for the purposes of pandemic stockpiling and on average the product constituted 13% of these stockpiles. Prior to the recent outbreak, the last significant order for Relenza was for 10.6 mi...

Maplecroft Flu Pandemic Maps Reveal Countries Most at Risk

...n though the UK and other developed Western nations are at extreme risk of spread, their capacity to contain influenza pandemics ranks low risk. Large stockpiling of drugs and a sophisticated health infrastructure, which the Capacity to Contain index captures, means they have very effective measures with which t...

Pandemic Flu Preparedness Guides for Families, Businesses, Medical Providers, and Community Groups Released by Trust for America's Health

...ockpiled at home. Anticipate shortages in perishable foods, water, and common household emergency supplies. The federal government recommends stockpiling non-perishable food items, water, portable radios, batteries, flashlights, garbage bags, and manual can openers. Anticipate social disruption...

Check Your Emergency Stocks When You Change Your Clocks, Says APHA

...gency is important, what to include in an emergency preparedness kit, how to get kids involved and much more. Additionally, site visitors can download stockpiling fact sheets in Spanish, as well as the "Get Set Emergency Preparedness Project Kit," which provides resources for high school students. As we "s...

Unmasked and vulnerable

...e an important means of protection for the community, who otherwise may be last in line for vaccines and drugs." While some governments are already stockpiling masks for use in emergencies, Professor MacIntyre said these guidelines had been implemented without evidence to support them. "We now have provide...

Kuwait Purchases 5.4 Million Doses of Emergency Nuclear Radiation Drug from Nukepills.com

...t of Nukepills.com. ThyroShield(TM) Potassium Iodide Oral Solution is a ready-to-use, thyroid-blocking liquid medicine for radiation emergencies. stockpiling of potassium iodide is recommended by health officials worldwide to prevent thyroid cancer in those exposed to radioactive iodine in the event of a nu...

Check Your Emergency Preparedness Kits When You Set Your Clocks, Says American Public Health Association Campaign

... for school newspapers or Web sites, information on starting a school food drive, teacher lesson plan ideas and much more. Along with the new toolkit, stockpiling information in Spanish is now also available at http://www.getreadyforflu.org/clocksstocks . Additionally, the campaign Web site features a downloa...
Stockpiling in Medical Technology

Novavax Reports Positive Preclinical Results for a Novel, Broadly Cross-Protective H5N1 Pandemic Influenza Virus-like Particle (VLP) Vaccine Candidate

...ch to develop broadly cross-protective vaccines. This approach may provide a viable strategy for pre-pandemic vaccination without an adjuvant and for stockpiling of vaccine to be utilized during the first wave of an influenza pandemic," said Dr. Rahul Singhvi, President and CEO of Novavax, Inc. Further studies...

Iomai Receives HHS Approval to Begin Phase 2 Trial of H5N1 Influenza Adjuvant Patch

...ncing necessary to conduct additional clinical trials, or to develop the product to a point where the adjuvant patch can be sold to the government for stockpiling for its pandemic influenza program; that competitors may develop products that are safer, more effective, or more convenient to use; future clinical r...

Hollis-Eden Announces Cancellation of Acute Radiation Syndrome RFP by Department of Health and Human Services

...UNE under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Animal Efficacy Rule, even if shown to be effective in preclinical studies; the ability to receive any stockpiling orders for NEUMUNE from the U.S. federal, state and foreign governments or agencies, even if approved by regulatory authorities; the Company's future ...

New Flu Vaccine From PepTcell Could Provide Immunity Against All Strains of Influenza Virus

... that remain constant. The results also suggest that FLU-v has the potential to provide effective protection against a pandemic flu strain by enabling stockpiling and the initiation of a worldwide vaccination program ahead of an outbreak." PepTcell is in the process of finalising all the manufacturing processe...

New Flu Vaccine from PepTcell Could Provide Immunity Against All Strains of Influenza Virus

... that remain constant. The results also suggest that FLU-v has the potential to provide effective protection against a pandemic flu strain by enabling stockpiling and the initiation of a worldwide vaccination program ahead of an outbreak." PepTcell is in the process of finalising all the manufacturing processe...
Stockpiling in Biological News

Study: Excessive use of antiviral drugs could aid deadly flu

... and spread rapidly. The results should serve as a warning to those who consider Tamiflu the next great antiviral medication, the researchers say. stockpiling Tamiflu has become a standard part of many government, business and health organization plans to prepare for a long-feared pandemic flu outbreak, espe...

Rethinking who should be considered 'essential' during a pandemic flu outbreak

... and families who can afford it should do their best to prepare for any disaster. The paper notes, the more initiative the general public exercises in stockpiling several weeks' worth of food, water, paper goods, batteries medicines, and other needed supplies, the less vulnerable they will be to a break in the s...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 19, 2007

... in the smoke is life-threatening, the study states. The new compounds can be produced in quantity for wide distribution to public health agencies for stockpiling to protect the populace in the event of a major cyanide disaster resulting from an industrial accident or terrorist activity, the study adds. MTS ...

Tamiflu effective for treatment and prevention of influenza in children 1 year and older

... Roches efforts to support government pandemic stockpiling The World Health Organization (WHO) advises that stockpiling antivirals in advance is presently the only way to... ensure governments are aware of the importance of stockpiling antivirals in the event of a pandemic situation. R...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

...against all types of influenza virus and will be immediately available during a pandemic if stockpiles are adequate. The big question is, should we be stockpiling for treatment only or for both treatment and prophylaxis"”...

Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO

...ial contingency measures include: Providing patients with extra emergency drug supplies that can be taken in case of program interruption. stockpiling emergency supplies of ART and securing them against vandals and looters Distributing clinics widely throughout the treatment area, thus reducing tra...

WHO data confirms low level of resistance to Tamiflu

... Roche’s efforts to support government pandemic stockpiling Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO)...ntial pandemic outbreak. WHO also reconfirmed that stockpiling antivirals - in particular oseltamivir- in advance... ensure governments are aware of the importance of stockpiling antivirals in the event of a pandemic situation. R...

New research shows that flu is a trigger of heart attacks

...t a number of new vaccines were being developed against avian flu virus (the most likely cause of the next flu pandemic), "In addition, we are rapidly stockpiling antiviral drugs (such as Tamiflu), so I think we are likely to have the means of preventing or combating the virus, if nature doesn’t take us by surpr...

Experimental vaccine protects lab animals against several strains of H5N1

...e of the current study, he added, "is the demonstration of a significant cross-strain protective effect," a finding that "strengthens the argument for stockpiling vaccines prepared from currently available H5N1 vaccine strains." ...

Scientists to employ Arctic ice and polar bears to protect diversity of world's crops

...f the avian influenza virus H5N1 may protect humans against future variants of the virus. Vaccines based on this model might therefore be suitable for stockpiling for use during a pandemic (worldwide epidemic) until a new vaccine could be developed specifically against the variant causing the outbreak, the resea...
Stockpiling in Biological Technology

GlaxoSmithKline Offers New Purchasing Options to Help Employers Overcome Barriers to Pandemic Stockpiling of Relenza(R)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) announced today the launch of the RELENZA(R) (zanamivir) Inhalation Powder Pandemic Readiness for Employers Program (P.R.E.P.) that enables businesses two options when stockpiling RELENZA in preparation for an influenz...

Roche Introduces Program to Facilitate Corporate Pandemic Stockpiling of Tamiflu(R)

- Offers Businesses New Flexibility for Pandemic Planning - NUTLEY, N.J., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today the introduction of a flexible purchase program that will allow U.S. businesses to maintain access to their own stockpile of Tamiflu(R) for use in a pandemic situation,...

Next Safety Releases Advanced Respirator for Infectious Diseases

... to build approximately 5 million respirators for delivery in December 2009 and has the capacity to build 300 million respirators a month for pandemic stockpiling by March 2010. Next Safety thanks the doctors and staff at Italy's level-4 Milan biological research center for helping it design the best resp...

PharmAthene Presents Data for SparVax(TM), a Novel Vaccine for the Prevention and Treatment of Anthrax Infection, at the 12th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research

...th good immunologic memory demonstrated after antigen exposure at 6 or 12 months. "This is an important finding and supports the rationale for stockpiling a highly purified second generation anthrax vaccine utilizing modern vaccine technology as described in the March 2002 Institute of Medicine report, ...

NOVAVAX Announces Publication of a Preclinical Study Demonstrating that a Virus-like Particle Vaccine Provided Protection Against Highly Pathogenic H1N1 and H5N1 Influenza Strains

...le to predict the strain that may be responsible for the next pandemic with today's technology. A broadly cross-protective vaccine would be ideal for stockpiling in that it could be administered during the first wave of the pandemic while waiting for manufacture of vaccine specific to the pandemic strain. ...

Sinovac Reports Unaudited Full Year 2008 and Fourth Quarter Financial Results with Financial Tables

...h a solid foundation for supporting the government stockpiling program for Panflu and increasing the sales quanti...ection of Sinovac in conjunction of the government stockpiling program for Panflu, the pandemic influenza vaccine...uld occur. The production of the H5N1 vaccine for stockpiling is progressing on schedule. In March 2009, ...

Sinovac Reports Unaudited Full Year 2008 and Fourth Quarter Financial Results

...h a solid foundation for supporting the government stockpiling program for Panflu and increasing the sales quanti...ection of Sinovac in conjunction of the government stockpiling program for Panflu, the pandemic influenza vaccine...uld occur. The production of the H5N1 vaccine for stockpiling is progressing on schedule. In March 2009, ...

China Biologic Products Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results

... decrease in the sales volume by four of the Company's products, including human albumin. The decrease in sales volume is due primarily to the Company stockpiling inventory to meet the expected demand for its products during its month-long maintenance shut-down that commenced in late July. Gross profit was up ...

Canopus Biopharma and Leading Chinese Researcher Team Up to Treat Avian Influenza, to Prevent Possible Pandemic

...e completed, Canopus BioPharma's preclinical results will then satisfy the FDA's Animal Efficacy Rule and will make StatC(TM) available for Government stockpiling for use in the case of a pandemic. About Canopus BioPharma, Inc.: Canopus BioPharma, Inc. (OTCPK:CBIA) is dedicated to providing the safest, most ...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Awarded DTRA Contract Worth up to $44.4 Million to Develop Bavituximab for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

...RA biodefense contract award has the potential to create long-term value for Peregrine, including generating future potential revenues from government stockpiling to combat bioterrorism threats. In the near-term, funding from this initiative will also allow Peregrine to use data and experience obtained from the ...
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