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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Strategic National Stockpile

Strategic National Stockpile is the nation’s largest supply of potentially life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out.

When state, local, tribal, and territorial responders request federal assistance to support their response efforts, the stockpile ensures that the right medicines and supplies get to those who need them most during an emergency. Organized for scalable response to a variety of public health threats, this repository contains enough supplies to respond to multiple large-scale emergencies simultaneously.

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About the SNS​

Infographic: The Stockpile Stands Ready to Deliver ​Inventory, Chempacks, ​Federal Medical Stations, and Personnel.

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  • This page last reviewed: September 24, 2019