Improving the Health Outcome for All Victims of Chemical Exposures.
The Chemical Medical Countermeasures (Chem MCM) Program supports development of drugs and interventions to address chemical threats including opioids, chlorine, vesicants, nerve agents, and other priority chemicals. Because chemical incidents are unpredictable, injury happens quickly, and few diagnostics exist, medical providers must treat what they see. For this reason, our program focuses on developing threat-agnostic treatments aimed to "treat the injury, not the agent."
We take a holistic approach to ensuring that responders will have ready access the tools they need. This includes developing multipurpose treatments, repurposing common drugs, and always keeping the end user in mind.