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Readiness of VA emergency stockpile of drugs, medical supplies called into question

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WASHINGTON — It’s uncertain whether a Department of Veterans Affairs stockpile of drugs and medical supplies — intended to be used in a crisis — is equipped to handle future terrorist attacks or biological or natural disasters, according to a report released Wednesday by the VA Office of Inspector General.

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the VA created a stockpile that could be used to treat veterans, VA employees and others in case of another mass casualty incident. Through what’s called the Emergency Cache Program, drugs and medical supplies, valued at about $44 million, are stored in stockpiles at 141 VA hospitals across the country. https://www.stripes.com/news/readiness-of-va-emergency-stockpile-of-drugs-medical-supplies-called-into-question-1.554518

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