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Title:

Comments from the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC on Draft Guidances for Pandemic Influenza Planning

Authors:
Brooke Courtney, Jennifer B. Nuzzo
Date posted:
September 15, 2008
Publication type:
Commentary
Publication:

Biosecur Bioterror 2008;6(3):279-284

Publisher:
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc
DOI:
10.1089/bsp.2008.0729
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Available on publisher's site
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Introduction:

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.

 

 

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