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US purchases $290 million of drug for use in radiological and nuclear emergencies 

The Hill, BY JULIA MUELLER – 10/06/22,

he Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says it has spent $290 million on a drug to treat radiation sickness in the event of a nuclear emergency. 

The HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response announced in a Tuesday release that it bought the drug Nplate from Amgen USA Inc. “as part of long-standing, ongoing efforts to be better prepared to save lives following radiological and nuclear emergencies.”………………..

The new purchase follows growing international concern over the potential use of nuclear weapons in Russia’s war on Ukraine.  …….https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/3676691-us-purchases-290-million-of-drug-for-use-in-radiological-and-nuclear-emergencies/

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October 7, 2022 - Posted by | health, USA

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