FDA Food and Drug Administration
FFDCA Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HoH head of household
HPP Hospital Preparedness Program
HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration
IND Investigational New Drug
IOM Institute of Medicine
IV intravenous
KI potassium iodide
MCM medical countermeasures
MCMDD Medical Countermeasures Distribution and Dispensing
MDR multi-drug-resistant
MERC Medical Emergency Response Cache (New York State)
MOA memorandum of agreement
MOU memorandum of understanding
MSA metropolitan statistical area
MTD Material Threat Determination
NBSB National Biodefense Science Board
NRC U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
OMB Office of Management and Budget
PCR polymerase chain reaction
PEP postexposure prophylaxis
PHEP Public Health Emergency Preparedness
PhRMA Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
POD point of dispensing
PREP Act Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act
QA/QC quality assurance/quality control
REMS risk evaluation and mitigation strategies
RSS receiving, staging, and storage
SHSP State Homeland Security Program
SLEP Shelf Life Extension Program

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