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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Nerve Agent or Certain Insecticide (Organophosphorus and/or Carbamate) Poisoning

​Determination of a Significant Potential for a Public Health Emergency and Declaration that Circumstances Exist Justifying an Authorization Pursuant to Section 564 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)

As of this date, I hereby determine that there is a significant potential for a public health emergency that has a significant potential to affect national security or the health and security of United States citizens living abroad and that involves nerve agents or certain insecticides (organophosphorus and/or carbamate).

On the basis of this determination, I also hereby declare that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of injectable treatments for nerve agent or certain insecticide (organophosphorus and/or carbamate) poisoning pursuant to section 564 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, subject to the terms of any authorization issued under that section.

Thomas E. Price, M.D.
​                                 April 11, 2017

  • This page last reviewed: April 12, 2017