Since 9/11 and the anthrax attacks of autumn 2001, America has mobilized as never before in order
to be ready for future bioterror, chemical and nuclear attacks. Pharmacists have played a vital role in this
In this video, pharmacists who responded to both the 9/11 and anthrax incidents explain the lessons
learned from those attacks. Other experts on the appropriate medical response to weapons of mass
distruction provide updates on what is being done by the federal government to prepare for future
attacks, and what hospital pharmacists can do to participate in achieving a state of ongoing readiness.
Most of all, this program is a call to action, informing parmacists of the key roles they can play in
emergency preparedness within our own hospitals, in their communities, and on the National
Pharmacists Response Team.
The program features interviews with 9 thought leaders in Emergency Preparedness:
RADM John Babb, Director, Commissioned Corps Readiness Force, Office of the Surgeon General,
U.S. Public Health Service;
Robert Tosatto, MPH, MBA, Senior International Health Officer, US Department of Health and Human Services;
Michael Montello, PharmD, Chief Pharmacist, PHS-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, National Cancer Center;
Matthew Tarosky, PharmD, Office of Emergency Preparedness, US Department of Health and Human Services;
Susan Gorman, PharmD, National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program, US Department of Health and Human Services;
Robert DiGregorio, PharmD, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Long Island University;
Russell Hulse, MBA, Director of Pharmacy Services, Intermountain Health Care;
Michael Katz, PharmD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Arizona;
Debra Devereaux, RPh, MBA, President, American SOciety of HEalth-System Pharmacists.
Total Running Time: 25 minutes . Expiration Date: 1/31/05