Q&A: US Public-Health Official Dr. Ali Khan Protests Federal Medical-Response Cuts – National Journal

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More than half a decade of reductions to spending on state and local public-health agencies has already been “extremely damaging” to capabilities across the country for responding to unconventional attacks and other disasters, Dr. Ali Khan, director of the Public Health Preparedness and Response Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told Global Security Newswire in an interview.

The Health and Human Services Department’s latest push would further undermine initiatives that are now “stagnant,” Khan argued.

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Battelle Introduces Next Generation, Smart Technology for Biodefense and Hazard Avoidance / REBS(TM) Eliminates Need for Costly and Perishable Reagents, Decreasing Lifecycle Costs to Pennies per Day

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COLUMBUS, OH — (Marketwired) — 04/28/14 — Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization, today announced production of the next generation chemical and biological (Battelle Introduces Next Generation, Smart Technology…

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