Improving Access to Medicines – National Medical Stockpile – new model of operations

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Publication date: 
31 March 2019
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

The Government will improve the operation of the National Medical Stockpile to ensure Australia is well prepared for a national public health emergency. New arrangements will be implemented, including the distribution of the Stockpile’s inventory around several locations across the country, and improved arrangements around storage, maintenance and transportation of the specialist medicines in the Stockpile.

Improving how the Stockpile operates will benefit all Australians who require immediate and potentially life-saving medicines and treatment that only the Stockpile can supply in an emergency.