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Commentary

Regulating High Consequence Pathogens and Toxins: Upgrading the Drug Coding System

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In addition to the ineffective oversight of bulk biological agents and inadequate drug tracking in the us, the current drug coding system used for certain pharmaceuticals creates opacity at the point of use that could be detrimental to national security interests in tracking the origins and chain of custody for specific products. The potential use of biological agents and toxins to incite mass panic in the United States should motivate government officials to utilize all means available to track, trace and secure the movement of both raw toxin and prescription products.

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