World Health Organization
This document describes protocols and practices for ensuring the essential elements of a national stockpile of medical countermeasures for radiation emergencies, particularly of the pharmaceuticals required to treat radiation injuries. It also addresses governance and management of such stockpiles. It supersedes the 2007 WHO report on development of stockpiles for radiation emergencies. It includes updated information on the pharmaceutical elements of stockpiles and additional information on medicines recently approved for clinical management of radiation injuries in several countries.