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Capitol Health Call
August 6, 2003

Project Bioshield Moves Ahead

JAMA. 2003;290(5):590. doi:10.1001/jama.290.5.590-a

The House of Representatives voted to approve $5.6 billion for Project Bioshield, an initiative designed to spur development of treatments for bioterrorism pathogens. The initiative includes three components: guaranteed government purchase of new diagnostic tests and treatments; new National Institutes of Health authority to speed research; and provisions to allow the widespread use of vaccines and treatments before formal US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.

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