HHS Announces Anthrax Preparedness Action

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11/05/2008
Doxycycline coming to a mailbox near you?
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new authorization to allow U.S. Postal Workers to delivery doxycycline tablets to individual residences during an anthrax emergency.  This would allow invidual families to get prophylactic treatment quickly, and without having to go to a central distribution site.  This method has been tested as part of the Citites Readiness Initiative (CRI), and will be a part of future exercises in Minneapolis and  the Washington D.C. area.

See the links below for more information, including links to the entire authorization language, is available below under the HHS link.  Also included is a link to the CRI Web page.

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