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HHS Purchase Drug For Radiological And Nuclear Emergencies

 

The U.S. government has announced it will spend $290 million on emergency drugs to respond to a potential nuclear attack.


The drug HHS is proposing to acquire, Nplate, is made by Amgen. It's a subcutaneous powder for injection that contains 125 mcg (for one Injection). The cost of 125 micrograms (for one injection) is approximately $1,195.


"Nplate is approved to treat blood cell injuries that accompany acute radiation syndrome in adult and pediatric patients."


Full Announcement at HHS.gov: https://aspr.hhs.gov/newsroom/Pages/ARS-Oct2022.aspx

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