The National Academies: Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Current Operating Status

The National Academies Testimony before Congress

Public Laws Containing Studies for the National Academies

Briefings to Congress

Congressionally Mandated Reports

Policy Statements and Historical Documents

The OCGA staff

Request a Report (Congressional and Government Staff Only)


Mailing Address:
The Office of Congressional and Government Affairs
The Keck Center of the National Academies
Keck WS1008
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 334-1601
Fax: (202) 334-2419

Back to Main Page

Briefing Date:01/12/2004
Topic:Giving Full Measure to Countermeasures: Addressing Problems in the DoD Program to Develop Medical Countermeasures Against Biological Warfare Agents

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Medical Follow-Up Agency
and
National Research Council
Board on Life Sciences
Committee on Accelerating the Research, Development, and Acquisition of Medical Countermeasures
Against Biological Warfare Agents

******

Congressional Briefing
Monday, January 12, 2004 -- 9:00 a.m.
2212 Rayburn House Office Bldg.

on

Giving Full Measure to Countermeasures:
Addressing Problems in the DoD Program to
Develop Medical Countermeasures Against Biological Warfare Agents

Requested by Congress in PL 107-107, this new report reviews the Department of Defense's process for acquiring drugs, vaccines, and other medical countermeasures against biowarfare agents. The report also recommends steps that should be taken to accelerate the development and licensure of safe and effective products.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on January 22, 2004 and is available, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

RSS News Feed | Subscribe to e-newsletters | Feedback | Back to Top