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SCI/TECH: Dirty Bomb Antidote Approved By FDA

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posted on Aug, 11 2004 @ 08:21 PM
The FDA has approved two new products to counter dirty bomb effects. The products are designed to speed up elimination of radiation from the body. These drugs are available by prescription only.
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration approved two new products Wednesday designed to help deal with the consequences of terrorists using dirty bombs.

Acting FDA Commissioner Lester M. Crawford told The Associated Press that the products, to be available by prescription only, are designed to speed up elimination of radiation from the body.

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Meant to protect citizens from nuclear accidents and threats, these drugs are meant to remove the toxins from the body and prevent future effects of diseases such as cancer.

Being an experimental drugs for many years, this drug treats contamination from several elements such as, plutonium, americium or curium.

[edit on 8-11-2004 by Valhall]

posted on Aug, 11 2004 @ 08:25 PM
Since it's Rx only, can you imagine lines in doctor's offices in case of emergency?

posted on Aug, 11 2004 @ 09:50 PM
Its interesting how this is only coming out just now. I know it takes many years (most of the time) for something to become FDA approved, but this timing seems too perfect.

posted on Aug, 11 2004 @ 10:26 PM
I can think of 2 excellent reasons these drugs are prescription only:

1. They're both injectibles (not suitable for the man in the street)

2. Anyone smuggling fissile materials, or creating a terrorist weapon, would inevitably be working under improvised conditions. They'd be exposed to lethal doses, and these drugs would enable them to work longer hours with greater exposure.

Terrorists will definitely want access to these drugs! (Maybe they are being advertized as a "vacuum" to pull the terrorists out of the woodwork.

posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 12:02 AM
the timing of this could be quite frightening. do you think it's bush's pharmasutical co. that will make money off of this. it's very strange that it got pushed through this fast, i wonder if something is in the works.

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