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Maximizing State and Local Medical Countermeasure Stockpile Investments Through the Shelf-Life Extension Program

Brooke Courtney, Joshua Easton, Thomas V. Inglesby, Christine SooHoo
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March 27, 2009
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Biosecur Bioterror 2009;7(1):101-107

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Open access
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This article provides an overview of Shelf-Life Extension Program (SLEP) and its shelf-life and cost benefits, state and local antiviral and antibiotic stockpiling efforts, and recommendations for maximizing the shelf life of critical medicines being stockpiled at the state and local levels throughout the U.S. It is our position that state and local antiviral and antibiotic stockpiles should become eligible to participate in SLEP or a similar program.



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