Surety Medicine

Last Updated: July 21, 2020
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​Surety medicine focuses on protecting the health of the personnel who deal with nuclear, biological or chemical materials, and on medical requirement compliance to help ensure the security of the materials and the work force.


August 2020 Surety Medicine Teleconference

REGULATORY UPDATES IN SURETY MEDICINE

Wednesday, 19 August 2020 will bring the next monthly Surety Medicine Teleconference, at 1 pm (1300 hrs) Eastern Time.  The topic for August is “Regulatory Updates in Surety Medicine.”  The presenter will be the Army Public Health Center Surety Medicine Division Chief.  The teleconference will be hosted on the web and by phone on Defense Collaboration Services.

To request additional information, email the Army Public Health Center Surety Medicine Program at:
usarmy.apg.medcom-aphc.mbx.surety-medicine@mail.mil.


 SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING SURETY MEDICINE TELECONFERENCES 

                                                                    (subject to change):


19 AUG 2020          Regulatory Updates in Surety Medicine

23 SEP 2020          Opioids and the PRP: What Every CMA Should Know


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Auto-Injector Shelf Life Extension: 

 NERVE AGENT ANTIDOTE SHELF LIFE EXTENSION PROGRAM

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health care professionals and emergency responders that specific lots of DuoDote(R) combined nerve agent antidote auto-injectors have been approved for shelf life extensions beyond labeled expiration dates, some are now extended to 2022. 

DuoDote(R) lots which will soon expire in 2020 include:   0AE792 and 1AE200.  Previously extended DuoDote(R) Nerve Agent Autoinjector Kit Lots 9AE306, 9AE307, 9AE356, 9AE545, 9AE548, 9AE636, 9AE645, 9AE835, 0AE158 and 0AE159 all expired in 2019. Check any auto-injector medication stores you have.  Select the link below for additional information.

Complete FDA information related to the auto-injector shelf life extension program can be found at this  FDA Drug Safety Page.External Link

Information on this page also includes the latest updates on shelf life extensions for the AtroPen(R) (atropine), CANA (diazepam), morphine sulfate, and pralidoxime chloride auto-injectors, with dates listed.