Comments from the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC on Draft Guidances for Pandemic Influenza Planning [open pdf - 73KB]
"On May 23, 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed and requested public comment on 3 draft guidances for pandemic influenza planning (73 FR 31690-91): (1) Interim Guidance on the Use and Purchase of Facemasks and Respirators by Individuals and Families for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness; (2) Proposed Guidance on Antiviral Drug Use during an Influenza Pandemic; and (3) Proposed Considerations for Antiviral Drug Stockpiling by Employers in Preparation for an Influenza Pandemic. The documents are part of a series of HHS guidances to assist government agencies, businesses, community organizations, and the public in preparing for a pandemic. The Center for Biosecurity of UPMC reviewed the proposed draft guidances and submitted to HHS the following analyses of the antiviral use and employer stockpiling guidances as its official comments."
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism (2008), v. 6 no. 3
2008 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Center for Biosecurity: http://www.upmc-biosecurity.org/