The Biden The administration bought $290 million worth of anti-radiation drugs this week amid a resentful Russian leader Vladimir Putin, who the president said was “no joke” in his “Armageddon” nuclear threat.
The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that the main supply of the drug Nplate is part of “ongoing efforts to better prepare to save lives following nuclear and radiological emergencies”.
The capsule can be used in children as well as adults, and is “approved for the treatment of blood cell lesions associated with acute radiation syndrome.” [ARS] in adult and pediatric patients,” the ministry said in its announcement Tuesday.
Anti-radiation capsule can be used for adults, children, radiation cure
Radiation sickness “occurs when a person’s entire body is exposed to a high dose of penetrating radiation, reaching internal organs for a few seconds,” the HHS alert statement notes.
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– BARDA (@BARDA) October 4, 2022
“Symptoms of ARS injury include impaired blood clotting due to low platelet counts, which can lead to uncontrolled and life-threatening bleeding.”
Nplate, classified as a bone marrow stimulant, works by stimulating the body to produce platelets “to reduce radiation-induced bleeding.” It can take up to four weeks before Nplate is fully effective at preventing bleeding episodes, according to the drug’s manufacturer.
The $290 million in funding for the capsules is the result of Project BioShield – a 2004 law that saw widespread government investment in companies “developing critical medical countermeasures against to our national security,” New York Post report.
$290 million in drug funding dates back to the 2004 law, but the capsule drug distribution process remains unclear
However, Biden’s initial announcement did not detail how the drug was to be distributed.
Despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and concerns about a nuclear threat from Russia, an HHS spokesman said the investment move was part of “ongoing” nuclear preparations and it is “not accelerated by the situation in Ukraine”.
But the announcement came just days before President Biden publicly stated that Putin “is not joking when he talks about the use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons.”
“We haven’t faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” the president warned during a fundraiser in New York for the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee. .
Putin’s nuclear threats have caught the world’s attention over the past few months as he finds himself further mired in a failed war effort in Ukraine.
The announcement comes amid Putin’s nuclear threats as Russia continues its quagmire in Ukraine
Just last month, he said the Kremlin “will certainly use all means at our disposal” when asked about defending Russia.
The news also comes after another major presidential announcement.
Biden said he would pardon all federal offenders for simple possession of marijuana in the first step towards denomination, Shade room reported earlier this week.
The move fulfills Biden’s campaign pledge to clear all previous charges of federal possession, and will affect thousands of charged Americans, according to senior administration officials. senior government officials.