Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise Review: Transforming the Enterprise to Meet Long-Range National Needs [open pdf - 337KB]
The Department of Health and Human Services examined the U.S. government's system to produce medications, vaccines, equipment and supplies needed for a health emergency. This report reviews the process and provides recommendations for a better approach to these medical countermeasures (MCMs). It provides a background, discusses key attributes of a forward-looking strategy and key findings, and gives recommendations for optimizing the All-Hazards Medical Countermeasures Enterprise. The report concludes that "the MCM enterprise needs to institute significant structural and program changes to develop a more robust, aggressive, forward-looking and transformational approach to providing these products. It requires the science and research community to create and transition more candidate MCMs and flexible platform technologies that are poised for successful adoption by advanced product developers.
Public Health Emergency: http://www.phe.gov