Leonard A. Cole

Articles by Leonard A. Cole

22 August 2012

The new biological countermeasures program: Will it work?

Leonard A. Cole

On June 18, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new program to protect the population against health threats. Primed by worries about bioterrorism and pandemic flu and other possible epidemics, the department established three centers to more quickly develop and manufacture medical countermeasures. The initial cost of the program is $400 million, with an eventual government outlay projected as high as $2 billion.

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