Researchers See Value in Closed PODs - Bio-Defense Network
Jun 2014

Researchers See Value in Closed PODs

According to the journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science*, Philadelphia researchers have concluded that nonmedical closed PODs are a valuable strategy during a public health emergency that requires large segments of a population to receive medication rapidly. They must be activated judiciously, however, as their use may increase adverse events and potentially result in discontinuation of antibiotic prophylaxis should people choose not to finish the course. Local health department training and oversight reduce errors but may not always be available. * Volume 12, Number 3, 2014  @Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

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