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HHS Reports on Public Health Emergency Countermeasures
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The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday released a report reviewing how to improve the federal government’s system to produce and utilize medications, vaccines, equipment, and supplies in case of a public health emergency.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had requested the review when the department encountered challenges with the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine—highlighting the need for a modernized countermeasure production process.

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