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Stockpiling Antiviral Drugs for Pandemic Influenza: The Key Ethical Principles   [open pdf - 495KB]

From the Document: "The National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza emphasizes that planning and preparedness are shared responsibilities of all levels of government, businesses, and individuals. This concept of 'shared responsibility' has been proposed for the purchase and stockpiling of antiviral drugs in preparation for pandemic influenza. Antiviral drugs for the treatment of persons who become ill during a pandemic have been purchased and stockpiled by the federal and state governments. A working group that included representatives from government and public health recently recommended that pandemic antiviral drug strategies be expanded to also include prophylaxis (preventive use) for healthcare and emergency service providers and for household contacts of persons who have pandemic illness. Businesses also are encouraged to consider stockpiling antiviral drugs for their critical employees as a component of a comprehensive pandemic plan."

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2007-11-28
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/
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