Agencies can acquire items like N-95 respirators, antiviral drugs, blankets, cots, and disinfectants under several different state commodity contracts now in place.
The contracts aim to help agencies prepare for or treat patients infected with H1N1, Gregory Doe, a DGS pharmaceutical program consultant., said in an email this week.
1. Antiviral Drug Supply Contracts - Purchases through these contracts are restricted to pandemic influenza bulk pharmaceuticals and are to be dispensed should a Pandemic Alert Period or Pandemic Period be declared by federal or State pandemic influenza-specific public health emergency declarations.
Â· TamifluÂ® - State Contract No. 1-08-65-60
Â· RelenzaÂ® - State Contract No. 1-08-65-61
2. Medical Supplies, Services and Equipment The state's agreement is with McKesson Medical Surgical - Agreement No. 1-08-65-65-01.
3. Gloves, N95 respirators and disinfectant products - Agreement No. 1S-06-84-01 (Empire Safety & Supply has stock in
4. Janitorial supply/disinfection products - Agreement No. 1S-06-79-55