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  • HHS Announces New Steps in Anthrax Preparedness
    October 1, 2008 — HHS announced two new actions to bolster the nation’s preparedness for a potential outdoor anthrax attack. DHS and HHS have given FDA the authority to consider issuing an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to allow eligible letter carriers to receive kits containing small quantities of antibiotics for future use by them and other members of their households during an anthrax emergency.
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HHS Participates in the Pinnacle Exercise to test continuity of operations plans.

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