Emergency Preparedness and Response
The Medical Countermeasures Initiative (MCMi) is an FDA-wide initiative to coordinate medical countermeasure development, preparedness and response, led by the Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats in the Office of the Chief Scientist.
FDA plays a critical role in protecting the United States from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and emerging infectious disease threats. FDA ensures that medical countermeasures (MCMs)—including drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests—to counter these threats are safe, effective, and secure.
Together with U.S. government partners through the Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise, FDA helps define and prioritize requirements for MCMs in public health emergencies. This includes coordinating research, setting deployment and use strategies, and facilitating access to MCMs.
Full report: FDA Strategic Priorities 2011-2015