Biodefense Headlines – May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics like malaria countermeasures, funding in public health, EMS Week, biolab safety in Asia and more… Shortfalls seen in western Pacific biolab [Read more]

Anthrax Scare at French Embassy

April 26, 2012

A suspicious package marked “#ANTRAC” was received Monday at the French Embassy in Jakarta, resulting in the precautionary quarantine of three staff members exposed to the letters. Intelligence Chief Lieutenant General Marciano [Read more]

FDA Scrutinizes Home Anthrax Kits

April 3, 2012

Making anthrax treatment kits available to millions of households in the U.S. is not prudent because it could lead to misuse of the medicines, regulatory advisers said during meetings yesterday on the issue of [Read more]

New Dual-Use Biothreat Research Review Policy

March 31, 2012

Federal officials released a new policy this week requiring agencies to systematically review the potential risks associated with federally funded studies involving pathogens and toxins considered high consequence risk, including the H5N1 [Read more]

Mishaps Revealed at Army Biodefense Lab

March 14, 2012

According to documents obtained by The Frederick News-Post under the Freedom of Information Act, more than 200 mishaps were reported at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at [Read more]

White Powder Letters Sent to U.S. Senate

February 23, 2012

Several more U.S. Senate district offices have received letters containing a suspicious powder, though the powder has been found to be harmless, according to reports from CBS News. The news comes after the Senate [Read more]

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