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CDC Strategic National Stockpile   [open html - 2KB]

"CDC's Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) has large quantities of medicine and medical supplies to protect the American public if there is a public health emergency (terrorist attack, flu outbreak, earthquake) severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. Once Federal and local authorities agree that the SNS is needed, medicines will be delivered to any state in the U.S. within 12 hours. Each state has plans to receive and distribute SNS medicine and medical supplies to local communities as quickly as possible. This Web page provides details on the Strategic National Stockpile: helping state and local jurisdictions prepare for a national emergency; determining and maintaining SNS assets, a national repository of life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical materiel; supplementing State and local resources; rapid coordination and transport; transfer of SNS assets to State and/or local authorities; training and education, and archived webcasts."

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