Pensacola, Fla. simulates bioterror attack

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 @ 1:26pm by Nick Rees

First responders from NAS Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida, received hands on practice this week with a simulated bioterror attack at a local post office.
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Sen. Barbara Mikulski named Legislator of the Year by BIO

Thursday, Apr 15, 2010 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Senator Barbara Mikulski, D-MD, has been selected as Legislator of the Year for 2009-2010 by the Biotechnology Industry Organization.
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Blue Pharmaceuticals LLC to produce anthrax vaccine in Puerto Rico

Thursday, Apr 15, 2010 @ 1:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Franklin, Kentucky-based Blue Pharmaceuticals LLC has opened a new manufacturing facility in Dorado, Puerto Rico, this week that will manufacture ciprofloxacin, its anthrax antidote, among other pharmaceuticals.
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Sen. Robert Menendez honored for biotech work

Thursday, Apr 15, 2010 @ 1:03pm by Nick Rees

Senator Robert Menendez, D-NJ, has been named by the Biotechnology Industry Organization as a Legislator of the Year for 2009-2010.
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CBRN defense spending to increase sharply

Thursday, Apr 15, 2010 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A senior U.S. defense official has announced that funding to protect the nation against CBRN attacks will be sharply increased, AFP reports.
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More delays at new Homeland Security lab

Monday, Apr 19, 2010 @ 7:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

One-and-a-half years after the dedication of the new Homeland Security lab at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, researchers have still not been able to move into the building.
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Site of N.H. anthrax infection reopens

Monday, Apr 19, 2010 @ 8:01pm by Nick Rees

The Waysmeet Center in Durham, N.J., has officially reopened to students and staff last week almost four months after a Strafford County Woman fell ill with gastrointestinal anthrax at a drum circle in the building.
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Arizona law enforcement take part in bioevent simulation

Monday, Apr 19, 2010 @ 8:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The "old gym" at Lakeside, Arizona's Blue Ridge High School was taken over by Arizona Rangers last Tuesday as part of a statewide bioterrorism simulation.
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W.V. co. creates rapid bioagent identification instrument

Monday, Apr 19, 2010 @ 8:16pm by Nick Rees

A Morgantown, W.V.-based biotechnology firm has created a prototype instrument that is able to rapidly identify biological warfare agents.
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Calif. man indicted for anthrax threat

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 @ 8:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Livermore, Calif., man who was convicted in 1999 of threatening to release anthrax in an Oakland federal building, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of making another threat, according to court records.
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Indian parliament proposes life in prison for chemical dealing

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 @ 8:40pm by Nick Rees

India has introduced a new bill to parliament that would result in life imprisonment for anyone found guilty of illegally dealing in toxic chemicals.
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Army investigators call for increased safety procedures at lab

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 @ 8:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Army investigators have recommended laboratory safety procedures at Fort Detrick be reviewed after finding lapses following the infection of a biodefense worker with tularemia.
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Falsely accused Ameri-thrax doctor speaks out

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 @ 8:56pm by Nick Rees

In his first interview since being falsely accused by the FBI of sending anthrax laced letters in September 2001, Dr. Steven J. Hatfill told the Today Show's Matt Lauer that the Justice Department and the FBI should be held accountable for breaking the la
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Former Senate Intelligence Committee chair warns of Middle East bioweapons

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 @ 7:35pm by Nick Rees

Bob Graham, a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has raised fears following a trip to the Middle East that so-called flashpoint states, including India, Pakistan, Syria and Israel, may have manufactured biological weapons.
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Four star general says U.S. will be attacked in next decade

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 @ 7:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Barry McCaffrey, a retired four-star general, warned the Joint Staff Senior Leaders at Fort Leonard Wood that "if you can make good beer, you can make low stability, poorly weaponized nerve agent or mustard agent."
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Anthrax outbreak in Bangladesh

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 @ 7:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Eleven patients suspected of contracting anthrax in Baangladesh will be sent to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research in Mohakhali in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for further testing.
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Researchers make ricin vaccine advances

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 @ 7:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two possible compounds have been found by researchers in France that could aid in protecting against the bioterror agent ricin.
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Anthrax scare in Salt Lake City

Thursday, Apr 22, 2010 @ 7:35pm by Nick Rees

A small white vial filled with white powder caused a scare at a Salt Lake City bus depot on Tuesday with employees fearing that they had discovered anthrax.
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Restanza shows efficacy against 30 strains of bioterror agent

Thursday, Apr 22, 2010 @ 7:38pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Positive results have been announced by Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc., from its in vitro study to assess the efficacy of Restanza, a broad spectrum medical countermeasure for biodefense to combat multiple high priority bioterror agents.
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Alabama man sentenced for anthrax hoax

Thursday, Apr 22, 2010 @ 7:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Haleyville, Alabama man has been sentenced by a federal judge to seven months in prison for sending a letter filled with white powder and photos of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to the Social Security Administration in Cullman.
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