However, these events are but the immediate manifestation of a continuing dependent relationship that involves three types of interactions: licensing CBW drugs and biologics, especially vaccines; using Investigational New Drugs in military combat (and other special situations); and ensuring the compliance of producers with manufacturing requirements. DoD has not been well organized to respond to FDA. This report proposes various education and training programs that should be initiated for all defense personnel engaged in the development or acquisition of drugs and biologics for CBW defense.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Fitzpatrick's dermatology in general medicine" presents the following contents: The skin in systemic disease, disease due to microbial agents, infestations, bites, and stings; occupational skin diseases and skin diseases due to biologic warfare, therapeutics.
The international Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety deals primarily with the agricultural definition but many advocacy groups seek to expand it to include post-genetic threats: new molecules, artificial life forms, and even robots which may compete directly in the natural food chain.Biosafety in agriculture, chemistry, medicine, exobiology and beyond will likely require application of the precautionary principle, and a new definition focused on the biological nature of the threatened organism rather than the nature of the threat.
The 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War was brief and entailed few US casualties in comparison
with other wars, and yet it had a profound impact on the lives of many of the troops. Among the
700,000 US military personnel deployed in the battle theater, many veterans have reported
chronic symptoms and illnesses that they have attributed to their service in the gulf. Numerous
studies have been conducted to characterize the long-term adverse health consequences of
deployment to the Persian Gulf.
Potential exposures to numerous hazardous substances have been identified in association
with the Gulf War.